Taught course

Primary Education with Specialism in SEN with QTS

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

We normally require a Bachelor's Honours degree at 2:2 level or above from a UK higher education institution or a recognised equivalent in a subject that provides the necessary foundation for work as a primary teacher.
Trainees expecting to take a specialist module in a core subject, Special Educational Needs or Early Years must have an appropriate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent understanding and experience.
GCSE at grade C or above (or its equivalent) in English, mathematics and a science subject is also necessary at the point of enrolment.
Applicants must meet the Department for Education's requirements for Initial Teacher Training, which means being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Months of entry


Course content

Get a flying start to your teaching career by gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and highlighting your SEN expertise at the same time.
If you are interested in teaching in an SEN environment, this course has a lot to offer. The PGCE Primary Education with Specialism in SEN with QTS will enable you to become a reflective, critical and enquiring primary teacher.
It will give you the ability to respond flexibly to changing circumstances and will allow you to build on your knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.
The ‘value of children’ is at the heart of everything you’ll learn. We’ll provide you with the skills and understanding that you need so that you can inspire every child in your primary school classroom and encourage them, particularly in SEN.
You’ll discover that the way we teach you and the time you spend in schools in the Birmingham area will give you a broad experience of working with children who come from a wide range of different social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Although this is a postgraduate course, current PGCE students are eligible for the finance support package available to full-time undergraduates..

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries Team