Entry requirements

GCSE: Passes at GCSE Level 4 (grade C) or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).

Recognised UK degree, or degree equivalent, typically at second class honours.

Before applying for the course, it is strongly recommended that you gain school experience.

Satisfactory health and criminal record audits.

You will have to apply for your teacher training course through the UCAS for teacher training application form. When you receive your offer letter, you need to book dates to take the Department for Education skills tests. When you go to the test centre you should take your offer letter with you as evidence. You will not be allowed to take the test unless you can provide this evidence. Applicants are allowed three attempts to complete each test.

All candidates whose application forms indicate appropriate qualification and experience will be invited for interview.

Screening

All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Application process

Apply for this course through UCAS for teacher training.

We are fully committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, from people at all stages of life, and seek to make all our courses as inclusive as possible.

Although there is no deadline for applications we recommend that you apply as early as possible as places for postgraduate teacher training are highly competitive. Early application is especially advised if you live locally and would like to work in our partnership schools

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our PGCE Primary 5-11 course provides you with the professional skills required to become an effective teacher. And teaches you how to inspire primary school children aged between 5-11 years old.

You will be confirmed by the National College of Teaching and Leadership as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) on:

  • successful completion of the course
  • successfully passing the prescribed QTS skills tests.

Course content is based on a reflective and critical approach to education theory, policy and practice. It includes university-based teaching sessions and school-based professional training, such as practical teaching placement across the age ranges.

You will gain the:

  • professional attributes
  • knowledge
  • understanding
  • skills

required to become an effective teacher.

Places for postgraduate teacher training are highly competitive so we recommend that you apply as early as possible. There is no deadline for applications. Early application is especially advised if you live locally and would like to work in our partnership schools.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848