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  Primary/Early Years (3-7) Lead School Partner Route PGCE with QTS

University of Chester    Teaching

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time
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Embark on your journey to becoming an exceptional teacher with the PGCE - Primary/Early Years (including School Direct) with QTS programme at the University of Chester. This course is meticulously crafted to equip graduates with the essential knowledge, understanding, and skills needed for a successful teaching career. Delve into critical pedagogy, assessment, and curriculum construction through modules like Constructing the Primary and Early Years Curriculum. Benefit from school-based learning experiences in various educational settings, enhancing your expertise and employability. The programme's distinctive enrichment module sets it apart, offering a holistic approach to teacher development. To qualify, applicants should hold or aim for a minimum 2:1 honours degree and possess GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, Maths, and Science. The University's outstanding Careers and Employability service ensures students receive tailored support for their personal and professional growth, enhancing their employability prospects. Join a community dedicated to nurturing passionate and reflective educators, backed by a history of excellence in teacher training.

About the course

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher. We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally:

Hold or be expected to gain a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree
Have GCSE grade C/grade 4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science

Apply for Teacher Training through the Department for Education’s Apply service: View Website

All successful candidates who receive an offer of a place for this course and choose the University of Chester as their Firm choice will be required to undergo checks with regards to their suitability to practice.


Home: £9,250 per year (2024/25)
International: £14,750 per year (2024/25)

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