You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C or above in GCSE mathematics, science and English or equivalent. Prior experience (minimum two weeks) in a maintained primary or early years school is required. You will also need to pass the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) skills tests and undertake a criminal record and occupational health check.
Months of entry
Our PGCE Primary course trains you to teach children aged five to 11. If you wish to specialise in a particular subject, area or phase, you can apply to one of our four specialist PGCE Primary pathways in Early Years (ages 3-7), Special Educational Needs, Mathematics, or Foreign Languages Leadership. The course leads to 60 master’s credits and QTS.
* Gain the experience, opportunity and knowledge to work in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in infant, junior and primary schools
* Experience inspirational teaching, individual support and high-quality phonics preparation
* Develop teaching skills and techniques, and acquire curriculum knowledge
* Benefit from strong links between schools and the University
Education at Reading
Our Institute of Education is an established leading provider of high-quality training and research in education. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014), 80% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent, with a global impact on educational policy and practice.
Our passion for transforming lives through education is at the heart of our commitment to developing caring, reflective, professional educational practitioners. Our networks and the impact of our work are both local and global. Locally, we have well-established partnerships with over 300 schools, which we work closely with to train the next generation of outstanding teachers. Globally, our research, consultancy and other projects extend to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the USA and Singapore.
At master’s level, we offer a broad range of courses including a flexible MA Education with specialised pathways; certificates in Early Years Practice, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Reflective Practice; and an extensive range of teacher training courses with first-rate placements. Additionally, we co-deliver an MA English Language Education course with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team