Taught course

Primary Education

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

Candidates should be able to read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in standard English; Must possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; Must have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the required QTS standards; have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, science and mathematics; hold an honours degree, 2.2 or above, from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification; have had a minimum of five days work experience (voluntary or paid) with children in a mainstream primary school.

Months of entry


Course content

The Primary PGCE is designed to meet the standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme aims to do this in the context of east London schools where skills of educating children in a multicultural, multilingual urban environment are paramount.

In order to fulfil these aims you will:

  • develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of what it means to be a professional in school;
  • engage in practical and theoretical enquiry as a key element in your development as a teacher;
  • reflect on and take responsibility for your own professional development;
  • have the necessary experiences to meet the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status;
  • be able to respond proactively and positively to change and thus enabled to make informed contributions to education;
  • develop your ability to read and write critically at Masters Level.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Home and EU ITT students may also be eligible for a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

The bursary level and award is dependent on the subject in which a trainee wishes to teach and the outcome of their most relevant qualification, not the subject of their academic qualification.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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