Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree from a recognised higher education institution, GCSE grade 4/C in English, mathematics, and science, and be working in an Early Years setting. DBS check and medical check required. An interview is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a variety of teaching approaches to become an effective and confident teacher of children in primary education. Partnerships with local schools give you opportunities to put theory into practice on placements, supported by experienced teachers and academic staff as you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the national requirements for QTS.

Key features

  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for QTS
  • Undertake two placements in different schools
  • Develop your creativity and team working skills

Career opportunities

Our graduate teachers gain employment in local schools. You may also choose to build on the PGCE through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

Areas of study may include:

  • Managing the learning environment
  • Planning, teaching and evaluation of lessons
  • Reflective practice
  • Research-informed teaching
  • The professional teacher role
  • The school curriculum

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073