Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Primary

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree. Before you apply you also need GCSE or O level passes (grades A–C) in: English language, mathematics and a science subject. Before starting the course you need to complete and pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership's numeracy and literacy tests . You need to have spent at least 10 recent days working/ observing in a UK primary classroom before applying. This will inform your application and any subsequent performance in the selection process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Primary PGCE course forms a practical introduction to teaching, providing student teachers with the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach children aged five-11 years. The strong emphasis of the programme is on learning from experience through reflection and enquiry.
The Primary PGCE is built upon a consideration of the relationship between theory, practice and research, with 120 days spent on placements in partnership schools. This provides a firm foundation for the professional journey towards being an outstanding practitioner.
The course consists of school experience, primary professional studies and curriculum studies. The focus on professional studies and curriculum studies will prepare you to deliver the National Curriculum in school. You will cover: art; design and technology; English; geography; history; information and communication technology; mathematics; music; physical education; religious education; and science.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Name
Julie Charlton, PGCE Admissions Assistant, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
pgce-education@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6581