Taught course

PGCE Primary (5-11) (with recommendation for QTS)

Institution
Newman University · Department of Teacher Training
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or a recognised equivalent, preferably BA or BSc in one of the core subjects or Early Years.

GCSEs (or in exceptional circumstances their equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 (grade C previously). Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment.

School experience is desirable, but not an essential requirement prior to interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study PGCE Primary (5-11) Teacher Training?

The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most widely recognised UK post graduate award and is transferable. It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession.

The PGCE Primary Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (5-11) route focuses on the study of teaching in all National Curriculum subjects, with emphasis on English, maths, science and ICT. School placements will be completed in relevant age phases.

You will learn the principles of curriculum design and delivery, and theories of learning and teaching, alongside developing practical insights and skills in the effective teaching and assessment of young children. The course is designed to enable you to meet the requirements for qualified teacher status (QTS).

The programme is approximately 38 weeks long with at least 24 of those weeks in schools. You will attend taught sessions at Newman and/or partner schools which will provide you with a thorough understanding of education theory that you will be able to apply in the classroom.

The course will provide you with key skills such as behaviour management while preparing you to teach the national curriculum. The content brings together latest research findings with current school policies and practices. Emphasis is placed on systematic synthetic phonics (as a key strategy within early reading pedagogy), children’s mathematical development and scientific enquiry. The key characteristics of each primary subject area are studied along with cross-curricular links and topics.

The course will provide you with a balance of general classroom practice and specialist understanding. You will study two modules at masters level which will provide a firm foundation for future continuous professional development leading to a masters degree.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Mark Chidler
Email
m.chidler@newman.ac.uk