Taught course

Primary with Special Educational Needs: Special Schools

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

Application is through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR). You will need to demonstrate: are able to read and communicate clearly and accurately in standard English; possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the Teachers' 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

Months of entry


Course content

The Primary PGCE with SEN: Special Schools is designed to support trainees in developing the skills, values, knowledge and understanding required to meet the Teachers? Standards. The programme will do this in the context of east London schools where it is paramount that teachers have the ability to support learning in a multicultural, multilingual urban environment. The Primary PGCE with SEN: Special Schools aims to equip trainees with additional expertise in working and developing practice in special schools.

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 Teachers? Standards;
  • acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding to develop additional expertise in developing practice in special schools;
  • 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

Full programme fees: £9000 for UK / EU 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

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
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