Taught course

Primary Education

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

A UK-recognised Honours degree (preferably 2:1 or above) in a National Curriculum subject. Grade C or above in English, maths and a science (biology, chemistry, physics or combined science) or equivalent. You must also have a good level of IT skills. You should have recent experience in a UK primary school, with exposure to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the day-to-day working of primary teachers, as well as explicit evidence of interaction with primary age children (minimum of 40 days in both Key Stages 1 and 2 = 20 days in Key Stage 1 and 20 days in Key Stage 2 – at least 20 days experience must be during the last academic year). This experience must be in a mainstream school. Other educational settings, for example, SEN / Nursery / Sure Start / any form of extra-curricular coaching will not contribute towards the 40 days.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year course trains you to teach children from 5-11 years. If successful, you will be recommended to the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), as well as gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is worth 60 Master's-level credits. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and specialise in teaching Key Stages 1 and 2.

This is a practically based course, with a strong theoretical back up. It will also make you fully aware of recent educational developments. Learning is through experience, exploration and research. You will also be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of the course. All modules will provide examples of good teaching practice, and you will be expected to actively participate in your own learning and development. You will undertake three placements, in two different schools, supported by a school-based tutor and a University tutor.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

0800 953 3222