Taught course

Primary (including School Direct) with QTS

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

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) and must have some experience of working with young people
  • 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 2018

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our course is designed to provide you 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.

Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials.

School-based learning will move you from observation through group work to whole class teaching.

You will be expected to undertake 10 independent preparation and consolidation study hours (minimum) per week for the University course, in addition to full teaching days when on placement.

Professional and academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities.

School-based learning is assessed holistically against the Teachers’ Standards.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Email
education@chester.ac.uk