Taught course

PGCE Primary (Specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)

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 5-11 year olds, with a specialism in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). You will be learning across the six years that contain the fulcrum of primary education. You will be working with children as they acquire key skills and gain much more control over their lives as learners.

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 Key Stage 1 and the other in Key Stage 2). The placements are in contrasting schools to give you a breadth of school-based experience.

The academic component of the course is assessed at Master’s level and you will complete the course with 90 Master’s credits and be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

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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