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  Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS)


Newcastle University    School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Full time September PGCE 10 months full time
Education (11)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary, offering Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Delve into the intricate balance of theory, practice, and research, equipping you to educate children aged five to eleven. The curriculum encompasses a blend of academic rigour and practical experience, culminating in a master's level qualification. Engage in modules covering a spectrum of subjects from art to science, preparing you to deliver the National Curriculum with finesse. Noteworthy is the emphasis on historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives on education, fostering a holistic approach to teaching. Benefit from extensive school placements, enhancing your classroom competence and confidence. A standout feature is the integration of school-based experience with university sessions, paving the way for employment opportunities post-graduation. With top-notch facilities and a supportive learning environment, this programme at a globally acclaimed university promises a rewarding and impactful career in education. Join us and shape the future of young minds. Entry Requirements: A 2:2 honours degree and GCSE/O level passes in English, mathematics, and a science subject. Prior experience in a UK primary classroom is desirable.

About the course

The Primary PGCE is built on a consideration of the relationship between theory, practice and research.

It provides the professional expertise to teach children aged five-11 years. The emphasis is on learning from experience through reflection and enquiry.

You'll undertake a combination of academic and professional study. This is to achieve recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

During the PGCE you undertake 60 credits of master's level modules. When you pass all components, you graduate with the PGCE at master's level and will be recommended for QTS.

What you'll learn

Course modules revolve around school and classroom practice.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree. Before you apply you also need GCSE or O level passes (grades A–C/ 4-9), or equivalent in:

- English language
- mathematics
- a science subject

It is desirable for you to have spent time working and/or observing in a UK primary classroom before applying. Experience is advantageous as it will inform your application and any later performance in the selection process.


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