Taught course

Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE

Institution
Kingston University · Education
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

  • An honours first degree of UK higher education institution or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • For PGCE Primary with Mathematics - typically have B or higher at A level Mathematics and honours degree. In order to qualify for the government bursary, you must have achieved B or higher in A level Mathematics and at least 2:2 in honours degree.
  • GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English, science and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, you may take equivalency tests at the School of Education following acceptance of any potential offer given.
  • A pass in the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before commencing their course. More information on this can be found on the Get into Teaching website.
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Health checking process identifies no concerns about suitability to teach.

Additional entry requirement

If you're offered a place on a teacher training course, it's recommended that you spend time in a school in your chosen age phase to familiarise yourselves with the demands and expectations of teaching.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. We have high student satisfaction rates, as evidenced in the Guardian University League table for Education.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the primary curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

We make use of a range of learning experiences, including our very popular Dorset residential trip at the start of your course where you'll begin to consider how to make use of the world beyond your classroom door.

You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and well being. Your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools. You will spend two-thirds of your course in both placements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE(QTS)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
education-admissions@kingston.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8417 5145