Taught course

School Based PGCE - Primary

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

  • A degree at 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification)
  • Experience of working with young people

Months of entry


Course content

Train with School Direct to become a Newly Qualified Teacher in a primary school in one year. You will be based out of two different primary schools across the year, immersed in school life and taking an active role in the school team. You will work mainly out of a lead school, with an additional placement for six to twelve weeks to give you breadth of experience. Some training will be school-based, led by teachers and working with other trainees from other schools, and you will also attend University and be part of a broad cohort of University students.

Studying School Direct with Marjon will mean you enter a proud tradition of outstanding teacher training. We have been training educators and teachers since the 1840s and have a huge alumni network and extensive school relationships to support your future career.

With School Direct you apply directly to a partnership, and the assessment and interviews are run together by head teachers and Marjon. We will start to talk to you about your ambitions from the first moment we meet you.

Our jobs fair in late winter is an opportunity for many School Direct trainees to meet potential employers, practice interviews and to finalise an offer for their first role in September. After you graduate we keep in touch. During your first year you will be invited back to our NQT conference to catch up with classmates, share your experiences and take part in continuing professional development.

Information for international students

Fees for International students: £12,500

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees UK students: £9,250

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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