Taught course

Education (Primary)

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

At UCAS you can apply for this course using the following code: X100

  • The equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree. If your degree is from an overseas institution you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
  • A demonstrable interest and involvement in the lives and development of young people
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at Grade 4 (or C) or above (or equivalent) which must be achieved at the time of application. If your equivalent qualifications are from an overseas institution, you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
  • Pass in the QTS Skills Tests by the first day of the course.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The PGCE Primary provides a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the Department for Education. It will equip you to become a primary school teacher (ages 5-11) and will provide training for Key Stages One and Two. Successful completion of the course will provide you with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), awarded by the Department for Education and a PGCE (awarded by Durham University).

The course aims to provide you with professional and academic training in preparation for your role as a primary teacher. Underpinning the course is a belief that successful teachers need to understand how children learn and that this is best achieved through a combination of theory, practice, and reflection.

Students who have successfully completed the PGCE at Durham in the previous academic year have the option to use the 90 credits they have accredited towards a part-time MA Education. These students only need to study the core modules, Education Enquiry and the Dissertation over 2 years to complete the course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250.00 per year
International students
£20,500.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/study/pg/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Accredited by the DFE

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk