Taught course

Primary 5–11 years PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree.
  • A realistic awareness of the teaching profession with the capacity to thrive in a demanding and fast moving environment.
  • GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) - at least English language, maths and a science.

Months of entry


Course content

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Our Primary 5-11 years PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent teacher specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2.

Our teaching graduates benefit from excellent employment rates that are consistently above the sector average. Plus, we’ll continue to support you through your first few years as an early career teacher.

At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider and be educated by an expert team who have their own successful experience as primary education practitioners.

You’ll gain practical experiences in two carefully selected schools – we have over 600 placement partners offering a variety of opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings. We’ll make sure you are fully prepared and supported to make the most of your time in school-based training.

At university you’ll learn in our specialist facilities that replicate those used in schools so you’ll feel at home when you go on your school-based-training. We also have a curriculum centre with over 30,000 resources to support you in the classroom.

Brighton is one of the UKs largest teacher training universities and has been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644