Taught course

PGCE Primary

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

Please see the St Mary's website.

PE Specialism also available.

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

St Mary's aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching.

The programme encourages students to increase their understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

The University looks for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more.

Primary Pathways

  • Full-time (One year)
  • Part-time (18 months)
  • PE Specialism (One year)

The Primary PGCE programme provides an intense training experience which combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences. The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

  • Critical understanding of educational theory.
  • Reflective practice linked to professional standards.
  • Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs.
  • Subject specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children.

St Mary's Primary and Secondary Initial Education courses have been judged by Ofsted, the government department that regulates teacher training, to be 'outstanding' - the highest grade attainable in an OfSTED inspection.

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Judith Cullen
020 8240 4316