Taught course

Primary (7-11) (Key Stage 2)

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Social Professions
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • minimum of a 2.2 UK degree or master’s (MA/MSc)
  • pass at literacy and numeracy tests, which are university-based tests that you will be asked to undertake at your interview
  • a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) which you will be advised to apply for after an offer is made
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers)

We do make conditional offers (with strict deadlines), so it is important that you include all pending qualifications in your UCAS application.

We will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources, including our own internal guidelines, the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Overseas Degree Table.

We highly recommend the one-to-one tailored advice on eligibility and equivalency offered by the Department for Education’s Get into Teaching service.

Professional requirements

Before you can be permitted to enrol on this course:

you must not already hold QTS or be qualified to teach in another EU/EEA country

Prior to the interview for this course, we recommend:

  • you have a minimum of 10 working days, recent experience in a school
  • you are prepared for your understanding of current teaching practice and issues in schools to be assessed
  • you have an awareness of multiculturalism and other contexts unique to urban schools
  • you're aware you may be invited to interview based on information given in your application

Some offers may recommend further school experience if required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why you should study this course

Our Primary (7-11) (Key Stage 2) course will equip you to become a specialist teacher of seven to eleven-year-olds. You will join a powerful partnership of diverse teachers and schools that focuses on teaching in multicultural environments, ideal if you want to become a teacher in a city.

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

More about this course

Our TRA-accredited Primary (7-11) PGCE course, which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), will allow you to work as a teacher in primary education settings.

The course consists of modules that will develop your understanding of the role of a teacher. During your lectures and seminars you’ll adopt a critical approach to evaluate pedagogical traditions, as well as the curriculum and children’s rights. You’ll also learn about how you can use and undertake research to engage with issues in education.

This knowledge will be supplemented by practical experience as you’ll undertake school placements of 11 and 13 weeks, allowing you to reflect on theory and see its development in the real world. During these placements you’ll receive continuous support from your tutors and school-based mentors.

On completion of this course you’ll acquire the necessary understanding and experience required to become an effective teacher and to plan, deliver and evaluate the curriculum.

Assessment

Your assessment will consist of:

  • school placement A
  • school placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
  • the Educational Research Assignment, which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

After the course

Our Primary (7-11) (Key Stage 2) PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which qualifies you to teach seven to eleven-year-olds.

Information for international students

Due to statutory requirements, we are not able to offer sponsorship under the Tier 4 visa route for this course. We will be happy to consider those falling into this category for an alternative suitable course on request. If you’re an EU national or an overseas national who already holds an alternative visa in a suitable category or have been granted permission to remain in the UK indefinitely, you may be considered for admission, but please note that an additional international enhanced police check will be required.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4202