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Why study this course?

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds on this PGCE Primary (5-11) course that is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). You’ll address theoretical implications around classroom multiculturalism and diversity during sessions at the University, and gain hands-on practical experience during two school placements. With both a diverse teacher and student population, London is an ideal setting if you want to teach in urban environments.

Trainees on our PGCE Primary courses achieve high results, with 95% receiving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course.

More about this course

This Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Primary course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and prepares you to teach five to 11-year-olds in a primary school environment. You’ll also be able to work in an early years setting.

The course structure gives you room to develop your classroom practice as well as examine the underlying principles and values around educational issues.

The Curriculum Studies module introduces you to the challenges of teaching within urban, multicultural and multilingual schools. You’ll also learn how to teach core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.

The Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP) module includes two extended school placements of 11 and 13 weeks. With its clear links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), you’ll have a responsible framework for meeting the needs of every child you teach.

Throughout your school placements, you'll be supported by school-based mentors and university-linked tutors. The latter will also teach your university sessions, providing you with a continuity of support throughout your training. By working in both environments, you also have the chance to reflect on the links between your own teaching theory and practice.

Our emphasis on educational support and high-quality teaching means this course is rated positively by Ofsted:

"Outcomes for trainees are improving strongly. Trainees’ attainment is rising and employment and completion rates are above the sector average for all routes."

Ofsted, 2016


Your assessment will consist of four elements:

  • School placement A
  • School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
  • a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled throughout the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience the Educational Research Assignment which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

Modular structure

Year 1 modules include:

  • Curriculum Studies (core, 30 credits)
  • Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • School Experience to Progress Point 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • School Experience to Progress Point 5 (core, 45 credits)

After the course

This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS),which enables you to teach 5 to 11 year-olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure primary teacher roles at schools including Whitings Hill Primary SchoolStanford Primary SchoolGodwin Primary School and more.

Whether you have applied through London Met or School Direct, you’ll have the same opportunities for employment upon successful completion of the course.


Funding is available for many postgraduate courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Depending on your teaching subject and degree classification, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship of up to £30,000 through the teacher training bursary.

PGCE School Direct

This is a PGCE School Direct course.

The School Direct school placements work around the training calendar for the student teacher with the PGCE offered at the university. This means we can only offer places in Early Years / Primary and in Secondary teaching Maths, Modern Languages and Science with a specialism in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

You will attend the training workshops at the university with other regular PGCE students and carry out placements of 120 days in a school or consortium of schools with a School Direct allocation. This time could be divided between two schools with some flexibility.

London Met has School Direct partnership with nearly 100 schools. This large body of schools have joined with us to build a cross-capital alliance, providing diverse contexts in which to train the new generation of London teachers.

Most of our trainees follow a programme modelled on the traditional PGCE, with time spent under tutor supervision at London Metropolitan University and the school placement divided between two partner schools.

How to apply

All PGCE applications must be made through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT0. Use UTT's course search tool to find teacher training routes offered by London Met or our lead partner schools. Applications will continue to be considered while there are places still available. If you are offered a place it might be that you are asked to resubmit your application with a different provider of London Metropolitan University Teacher Training. This allows us to maximise the chance to offer you a place within our core and lead school portfolio, regardless of which route you applied through.

You can apply with London Met or Princess May Primary School using the following provider codes in the search fields:

Please note, depending on availability, you may be assigned to schools different to the one you entered the provider code for.

When to apply

The UCAS application schedule provides guidance on when to apply.

Places are limited by the Teaching Regulation Agency and offered on a first come, first served basis. We also operate waiting lists on these courses.

To find out more, see our information on the process of applying for teacher training courses.

Visit the Primary (Crest) PGCE page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!





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