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PGCE - Education (Primary)


Durham University School of Education

Full time See Course PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

The PGCE Primary provides a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the Department for Education. It will equip you to become a primary school teacher (ages 5-11) and will provide training for Key Stages One and Two. Successful completion of the course will provide you with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), awarded by the Department for Education and a PGCE (awarded by Durham University).

Students who have successfully completed the PGCE at Durham in the previous academic year have the option to use 90 credits they have accredited towards a part-time MA Education. These students only need to do the core modules, Education Enquiry, and the Dissertation over two years, to complete the programme. 

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Entry Requirements

The equivalent of a UK 2:2 honours degree. If your degree is from an overseas institution you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
A demonstrable interest and involvement in the lives and development of young people
GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at Grade 4 (or C) or above (or equivalent) which must be achieved at the time of application. If your equivalent qualifications are from an overseas institution, you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC.

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