Taught course

Primary PGCE (Franchised)

Institution
Wrexham Glyndwr University · School of Education and Community
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Previous degree: 2:2

National Skills Tests must be completed prior to starting the course.

GCSEs (and equivalents)
A minimum of grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's University.The Irish equivalent to GCSE is the Irish Leaving Certificate. In order to qualify to apply for the PGCE Primary programme you must already have a C grade or above (at Ordinary level) or a D grade or above (at Higher level) in all three subjects. The Science subject studied must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Home Economics and Agricultural Science at Leaving Certificate level are not accepted. International students must have a ‘pass’ in their high school or senior school examination in these subjects and evidence of this needs to be submitted to the University for approval.
Skills tests
The Department for Education has announced that applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses from April 2020 will no longer need to take Skills Tests in numeracy and English. The responsibility for assuring trainee teachers have met an appropriate level of skill in these important areas has been passed to the ITT provider.
We therefore require, that by the end of your teacher training programme, you can demonstrate you are competent in English and mathematics. For St Mary's to be assured of this, and as part of the recommendation for QTS, you will be able to seek guidance in developing these fundamental skills as required.
DBS check
Successful completion of a physical and mental fitness to teach and a Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

We look for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more. In line with the University Mission Statement, the programme seeks to prepare teachers for schools at home and abroad including for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

This programme is delivered in partnership with St Mary's University, Twickenham, recognised as one of the highest quality providers of training for primary teachers in the country. Their Primary and Secondary Initial Education courses have been judged by Ofsted, the government department that regulates teacher training, to be ‘outstanding’ - the highest grade attainable in an Ofsted inspection. The courses were deemed to be outstanding for both ‘overall effectiveness’ and the ‘capacity for further improvement and/or sustaining overall quality.’

The Primary PGCE programme provides an intense training experience that combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences. The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

  • Critical understanding of educational theory
  • Reflective practice linked to professional standards
  • Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs
  • Subject-specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
qts@glyndwr.ac.uk