- An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject - this could be a National Curriculum subject or an area relevant to childhood education. If you’ve got an overseas degree, we’ll need a full transcript of your award and details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.
- A total of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications including GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
- Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
- You must have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start the course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview.
- You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
- You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.
These are the usual entry requirements. We do however encourage those with different or older qualifications to apply as we welcome people from different backgrounds.
All conditions must be met by 31 August 2019.
Months of entry
If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a primary school teacher for Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils, then this course will help you on your way. The course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages three to seven and upon successful completion we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You’ll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in the Early Years (Foundation Stage) and Key Stage 1 alongside hands-on classroom experience. A significant amount of your learning will take place in our partnership schools. You’ll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.
Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching post (NQT year) within a primary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 3-7 age range with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression at Key Stage 2.
Information for international students
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Fees and funding
In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU students on this course will be £9,250.
For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)1484 478249