Entry requirements

  • UK or equivalent degree (Lower Second Class or above). This may be in any subject; it does not have to be a National Curriculum subject; and
  • a standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C / grade 4 in mathematics, English language and a science subject or equivalency test passes awarded by A* Star Equivalency and Equivalency Testing. Applicants who have not yet met this requirement are welcome to apply, but will not be able to start the course until they they have met this requirement; and
  • A positive reference that highlights the candidate's suitability to become a teacher; and
  • A written personal statement

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our programme will give you an in-depth understanding of inclusive practice, equality and diversity to prepare you for a aspiring career in teaching. You'll experience placements in different schools and also have an opportunity to work in an Alternative Education Setting.

This course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This course equips you to teach primary aged pupils, with a focus on the 5-11 age phase (Key Stage 1 and 2), or 3-7 age phase (Early Years and Key Stage 1), through school-based training, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll gain 60 Master's level credits and be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

LSBU has a particular focus on social justice and equality that is well matched to the needs of schools in urban and multicultural areas. We encourage creativity, reflective pedagogy and sensitivity to educational issues.

Information for international students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and, additionally, the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Teacher training students

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are treated similarly to undergraduate courses for fees and funding purposes. This means, in this instance, postgraduate students can apply for the same student loans and bursaries as undergraduate students but they no longer receive grant funding. Find out more on gov.uk website.

Additional Fees

Disclosure and Barring Service clearance

All entrants to ITE courses are required to undergo both an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), and an Occupational Health check before they can be admitted to a course. There is a separate charge for both of these checks (the total for both is less than £100). These fees must be paid before or at the time of enrolment and cannot be paid for as part of a tuition fee loan.

Disclosure and Barring Service clearance and Occupational Health check

All entrants to ITE courses are required to undergo both an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and an Occupational Health check before they can be admitted to a course. There is a separate charge for both of these checks (the total for both is less than £100). These fees must be paid before or at the time of enrolment and cannot be paid for as part of a tuition fee loan.

Financial support

Home teacher training students are eligible to apply for Student Support funding via Student Finance England (details provided on Gov.uk website) for Tuition Fee loans. Training bursaries are sometimes available from National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) (details provided on the Get Into Teaching website).

The Get Into Teaching fees and funding website provides more details.

Bursary information for September 2020 entry

Bursaries are available to trainees on the PGCE primary general (with mathematics) course. If you have a 2:2 or above with at least a grade B maths A level or equivalent then you will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.

Visit the Get Into Teaching page for full details.

You do not need to apply for bursaries. Once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer of a place on a Teacher Training course (and supplied proof of your appropriate grades), the University will liaise with the Department for Education to put your bursary in place.

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
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk