Taught course

Primary Education with QTS

Middlesex University · Middlesex University

Entry requirements

For PGCE Primary, you will need a 2.2 hons degree or above. Degrees in all subjects are considered but if your degree does not have 50% content in a National Curriculum subject, you must have one good A-level pass in a national curriculum subject (English, science, mathematics, ICT, art, design and technology, music, physical education) or religious education. Additionally you must have GCSE grade C in mathematics, English and science. It is essential that you undertake at least two weeks work experience in a UK or Republic of Ireland Primary education context before applying. Professional skills tests Prior to commencing the course, you must pass Department for Education professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. You are advised to pass them wherever possible before your interview in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success. However if you haven’t passed at the time of the interview and you receive an offer it will be conditional on passing the tests by a nominated date. Please visit our dedicated webpage for further information about how to prepare and book for the profesional skills tests.

Months of entry


Course content

Primary school teaching is varied, challenging and rewarding. It demands a high level of understanding across a range of subjects, advanced skills in teaching and an empathy with the learning needs of young children. The courses that prepare people for this work are similarly varied, challenging and rewarding.

This one year full-time course covers Key Stages 1 and 2, age range five to eleven years. Successful completion of our course leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course has a strong commitment to preparing students to teach in multilingual, multicultural, multifaith settings and schools in London and in its surrounding areas. Diversity in society is seen as a strength and forms a cornerstone of the programme. This recognition and focus will enable students to work towards equality and inclusion.

Middlesex works in close partnership with primary schools and settings in Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest, Harrow, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Teacher training at Middlesex University has been rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools and education, so you can be confident of the quality of our courses.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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