Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary)

University of Lincoln · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will need an undergraduate degree for this postgraduate programme. Admission to the course is through our SCITT partner. For more information about entry requirements, please contact our SCITT partner directly.

We are able to advise on queries relating to the content of the course, however, applications for the PGCE are made directly through our School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partner (Lincolnshire SCITT) via the UCAS website: https://www.ucas.com/postgraduate/teacher-training/how-apply#how-to-apply.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for their future.

This course has been carefully developed in collaboration with our partner schools to ensure a curriculum and mode of teaching that is as far as possible in line with employer expectations. Trainees are encouraged to be reflective and build their own philosophy of education in order to cultivate their identity as a teacher.

The academic content of this programme is integrated with Initial Teacher Training at one of our partner institutions' School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Centres, with the aim that students emerge from the course with an understanding of how academic knowledge and research can be integral to their own careers and to the development of education.

The School of Education at the University of Lincoln is working with the Lincolnshire SCITT, incorporating a wide range of schools across Lincolnshire, to provide teaching places in a range of primary school settings.

Students are expected to attend sessions during school term-time and these will be held either at one of our partner schools or at the University. Teaching will, as far as possible and within the requirements of the course, take different formats including lectures, small group work, discussions, practical exercises, one-on-one feedback, and support. The remainder of the week is generally spent working as a trainee teacher in one of our partner schools. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking school placements and attending the training days associated with the PGCE programme.

Students on this programme should expect to receive approximately 90 hours of contact time over the course of the programme. Due to the nature of this programme, the amount of independent self-study required will vary depending upon the individual circumstances of each student.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Team