Taught course

Primary (3-7)

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and a science subject.
  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, from a recognised university (masters and PhDs also count towards entry requirements. A masters degree will be considered as a second class upper degree and a PhD as a first. This will also apply to international applicants). It is not necessary for the degree to be in a national curriculum subject.
  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check your compatibility with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.
  • There is also a requirement to pass minimum standards for literacy and numeracy.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:

Non-academic requirements

  • Suitability for the PGCE Primary programme is judged on a range of factors including academic qualifications, ability to work with other people and a real interest in learning and teaching young children
  • When selecting applicants for interview the admissions tutor will consider all parts of the application including personal statement and references. You may find the personal statement and reference sections on the UCAS website useful
  • Find all of the important documentation you'll need when applying for this programme.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure

Fitness to Teach health screening

Months of entry


Course content

This dynamic, placement-focused programme enables you to become an enthusiastic and stimulating teacher, ready to inspire young children. Learn to teach the relevant curricula and build your understanding of how young children think, develop and learn. Supported by our inspirational staff, this programme will enable you to build the skills needed for a career in 3 - 7 Foundation Stage settings and in Key Stage 1 in primary schools.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions