Taught course

Primary Education with QTS

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

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Entry requirements

  • For PGCE Primary, you will need a 2.2 hons degree or above
  • Degrees in all subjects are considered. 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, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages in KS2, Music, Physical Education) or Religious Education
  • Additionally you must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science or be retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider

Months of entry


Course content

Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results.

Why study PGCE Primary Education with QTS at Middlesex University?

This one-year full time course enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualifies teacher status. We have excellent relationships with schools across London and the surrounding area and during your studies you'll spend up to 120 days in a school setting.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the education system and practical teaching strategies as well as then having the opportunity to apply them. You will be introduced to further issues and strategies each week, which you will be able to investigate and apply in a practical setting before reflecting on the entire experience. The serial nature of the course allows you to return to University regularly to reflect on your practical application.

The teaching quality and individual support for students on the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes at Middlesex consistently produce the highest outcomes and very high employment rates of our trainees who typically gain their first teaching appointments during the courses. You will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching, and who are are widely published across disciplines such as multilingualism, diversity and childhood development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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