Taught course

Primary PGCE

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of Primary education, and a sound awareness of current issues in state English Primary schools;
  • a degree in a subject related to the Primary national curriculum, or a related subject such as child development, psychology, etc. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and a science subject at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.

Undertaking a short classroom type teaching task and showing an awareness of the curriculum and school life is part of our interview process, so you may wish to prepare yourself by spending some time in an appropriate school setting for the subject/phase you intend to teach beforehand.

Months of entry

August

Course content

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You'll be supported by University tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we’ll aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
eswadmissions@sussex.ac.uk