Taught course

Primary Education (Early Years and Key Stage 1)

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Department of Initial Teacher Education
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject - this could be a National Curriculum subject or an area relevant to childhood education. Candidates with a 2:2 degree with substantial school experience are also encouraged to apply
  • 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
  • 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

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
sepd@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1484 478249