Taught course

Primary Education (3 -7)

Canterbury Christ Church University · Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education - POINTED

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a good honours degree (2:2 Hons min). In some cases an honours degree below a lower second class may be considered if the applicant also has a Master's qualification. All candidates must possess GCSEs (grade C or above) in English Language, mathematics and science before the PGCE course begins, or equivalents acceptable to the University. Applicants are also required to have gained a minimum of ten days recent state primary school experience (prior to applying) and have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a one-year, full-time programme that aims to enable student teachers to become confident, competent classroom practitioners who can enable children to learn effectively across the whole curriculum. The programme also develops student teachers' understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum, the Curriculum for the Foundation Stage and other Government initiatives. Two age phases are available for students to study, 3-7 or 5-11 year olds. There are also opportunities to gain academic credits at Masters level.

Qualification and course duration


part time
20 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions (PGCE)
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