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PGCE Primary Education QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

University College Birmingham    Postgraduate Courses

Full time September PGCE 1 year full time

About the course

Teaching is far more than a job. For many, it's a calling – an opportunity to engage and inspire children, enabling them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. If you dream of becoming a primary teacher, our PGCE Primary QTS course not only gives you the professional theory needed to excel in a modern primary school setting, but also vital hands-on experience in the

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered if they expect to acquire the necessary qualifications before the start of the training programme

Degree: You will need a degree classification of 2:2 or above in any degree discipline

Level 2: Additionally, you will also need GCSE at grade C/4 or above in:

English Language
*The following Level 2 Science qualifications are acceptable:

GCSE Single Award in Chemistry, Biology or Physics
GCSE Science Double Award
BTEC Level 2 in Science with a Pass profile

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Student Profile(s)

Mehnaz Nazir

I’m really proud of my achievements. I started my NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Child Care Learning and Development in 2007. UCB offered this at a local primary school where my children went and I decided that this was my first step in training to eventually become a Primary School Teacher. I really appreciated the support I received. The staff are amazing.

On completion of the level 2 & 3 I decided to then apply for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies also available at UCB. This was tough with a young family so I had to ensure that I was organised and I managed my time effectively. It was hard work but very worthwhile.

I completed my PGCE in 2015 and I now teach Year one pupils at a local primary school.


These scholarships are open to applicants from any country. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in academic achievement.
The award of an Academic Excellence Scholarship is subject to any necessary visa clearance by the UK immigration authorities. An offer of an Academic Excellence Scholarship will be made to successful applicants and this offer may be used where necessary as evidence to the UK authorities of certain costs being met. However if a visa is not permitted the Scholarship will be withdrawn and there is no automatic reconsideration at any future point.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £1000 off the cost of tuition fees, for one year only


Applicants must have accepted an offer of a place on a full-time taught programme at UCB and the chosen programme should be of at least one year's duration and normally lead to an academic award at Higher Education level. Applicants must not previously have been enrolled on the programme concerned, previously been enrolled on a FdA programme at the University in the same subject area (if entering the final year of a first degree programme) or have previously received a scholarship from the University.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the standard application form. Ensure that the category of scholarship/fee waiver applied for is clearly noted and provide full documentary evidence of academic excellence with the application. Evidence of Academic Excellence may include outstanding achievements in study (substantially in excess of that normally expected of students), support for an institution (for example through outstanding levels of commitment to supporting or working with fellow students) or the completion of a highly regarded research activity.

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