Taught course

General Primary with QTS (5 -11 years)

Institution
University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
  • Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2017.
  • Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.
  • A minimum 10 days experience in a mainstream UK Primary school covering Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (five days in each Key Stage) gained within the last two years.
  • A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study
  • The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments
  • All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Teaching at primary school can be a challenge, but it can also be an extremely satisfying and rewarding career. It's important that primary teachers are skilful, knowledgeable and caring individuals, which is why our PGCE course will give you the best start to your teaching profession. We'll help you develop as an independent learner, gaining the beliefs, values and self-motivation to be a successful educator when working with young children.

Our popular PGCE courses are highly-rated by both students and external organisations, helping hundreds to advance into careers as primary teachers. Your university lessons will involve studying 2 modules at masters level, taught by highly-committed and effective tutors who will help you achieve new levels in your professional development. You'll learn everything you need to be a confident and knowledgeable teacher, with a wealth of classroom experience to give you the best start to your future.

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Information for international students

Please see the international page for more details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£10,500

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiry Centre
Email
enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0333 920 9069