Taught course

PGCE Primary (Specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)

University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject All degree subjects considered.

Degree Classification 2:2 or above preferred.

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Months of entry


Course content

You will be prepared to teach 3-7 year olds, with a specialism in Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). This is a crucial stage of children’s education which lays the foundation for everything which follows. Teaching in this phase is both fascinating and intellectually demanding.

The programme runs for 38 weeks which includes 120 days of school-based experience in partnership schools, spread across all three terms. You will get experience from two main school placements and teach in two age bands within your chosen age range specialism (one in Foundation Stage and one in Key Stage 1). The placements are in contrasting schools to give you a breadth of school-based experience.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515