Taught course

Primary Education with QTS (General)

University of Huddersfield · Department of Initial Teacher Education

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. 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 at grade C or above, including Mathematics, English Language and Science.

• We would like you to have as much school experience as possible, but at least one week in Key Stage 1 and one week in a Key Stage 2 setting in preparation for the course. We'll ask you to provide a reference completed by a teacher in a school where you have completed at least 5 days experience.

• 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|http://www.hud.ac.uk/edu/skills-tests/] before you start the course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview.

• You must demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.

• 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 2017.

Months of entry


Course content

If you've got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a teacher, then studying our PGCE Primary Education with QTS could be for you.

You'll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in Key Stage 1and 2 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 5-11 age range, with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression to Key Stage 3 and from the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Fees and funding

UK students

You can find more information about available training bursaries on the Department for Education's website.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (2CZ7)
+44 (0) 1484 478249