Taught course

PGCE Primary/Early Years (including School Direct)

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
  • have relevant experience in state schools (minimum 10 days)
  • have GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths and, for Primary and Primary/Early Years, grade C in Science
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy by 30th June 2017

Apply online at: www.ucas.com/ucas-teacher-training

Months of entry


Course content

Our course is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher. We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

We will provide you with the support you need to become a critically reflective evidence-based practitioner through a combination of academic challenge and school learning. An unusual aspect of the Chester experience is the enrichment module, which will support you in developing your expertise and employability in different educational settings, e.g. nurseries, SEND schools, post-16 provision. Strong pastoral care is a key aspect of ensuring your success on this demanding but fulfilling course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This programme is offered on a full-time basis only and is delivered at the Warrington campus.

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000