Entry requirements

A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, normally founded on at least 10 days experience in primary classrooms in the two years prior to your application; GCSE at grade C (or equivalent qualification) in English Language and Mathematics; suitable personal and presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English. Before the programme commences, you must have: A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university, in any subject; GCSE grade C (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology and two additional National Curriculum subjects (as taught in Key Stages 1 and 2).

Months of entry


Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to gain 60 Level 7 / Masters Level credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits for Republic of Ireland students).

Our PGCE Primary Education with QTS programme is a school-based partnership, combining on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.

The PGCE will train you to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers' Standards. You will receive a high quality training experience and learn the latest approaches and strategies necessary to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

During the programme you will study a breadth of subjects, including all of the National Curriculum subjects, and you will specialise in Computing, English, Humanities and Creative Arts, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Science, or Special Educational Needs/Disabilities.

We strongly recommend an early application as there is high demand for places.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01695 657000