Taught course

Primary (5-11)

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
PGCE

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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.
    • 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

September

Course content

Gain an in-depth understanding of how young children aged 5–11 think, develop and learn. Offering three different placements during the programme, you will combine practical, real-world learning with the study of children’s communication, thinking and relationships. Supported by our inspirational staff, you will satisfy the standards for qualified teacher status and start your journey to becoming an outstanding primary school teacher.

Information for international students

English language requirements
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

Name
Admission Enquiries
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 1752 585858