Taught course

PGCE Primary Education

University of Chichester · Institute for Education

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a suitable honours degree (2:2 or above);

All applicants must have GCSE passes in English, Mathematics and Science at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent). We will consider applicants who are taking the relevant GCSE(s) whilst applying;

Your personal statement is important; it should convince us that you are serious about teaching as a career.

Reference to any experience you have of observation or working in a primary school. All applicants need to have a minimum of 2 weeks experience in an appropriate school before interview.

Months of entry


Course content

It is a full-time programme that runs over one year. We also offer a specialist route in Modern Languages which qualifies you to teach all subjects to pupils aged 5-11 but includes modules allowing you to specialise in teaching a foreign language – French or Spanish.

The programme is taught at master’s level and allows students to gain up to 60 credits towards a master’s qualification. The course enables you to develop your skills of critical analysis and engage with educational research at the same time as developing practical classroom skills through school experience. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped as reflective practitioners to continue your professional learning throughout your career.

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Chris Shelton
01243 812028