Taught course

Primary Education PGCE with QTS

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree with a classification of 2:2 or above.
  • GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme) or equivalent.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need IELTS 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5.
  • If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, we’ll need a UK NARIC statement of comparability.

Other requirements:

  • You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic potential to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
  • You should provide two references. Where applicants have current or recent experience working with children or young people, one of the referees should be a member of staff who can comment on their potential to train to teach.
  • Offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure checks and applicants 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.

All conditions must be met by 31 August 2020.

The University of Huddersfield seeks and encourages applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but the University is committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote positively equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require. General advice and information regarding disability and the support the University can give can be found by visiting the University's Disability Support webpages.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

If you've got an undergraduate degree and aspire to become a primary school teacher, then this course will help you on your way. The course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages five to eleven and upon successful completion we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Why Primary Education?

  • You’ll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in Key Stage 1 and 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.

Why study with us?

  • We've been training teachers since 1947 and together with our partners we train over 1400 teachers each year.
  • We work with 140 teaching placement providers to help prepare you for teaching in the real world.
  • While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years and Primary classrooms designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study.
  • There are many opportunities for further study with us, enabling you to continue your professional development after training to teach. These include our suite of Education Master's courses and research degrees, including Doctor of Education and Education PhD routes.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1484 478249