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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year (with placements)

  • Course Type

    PGCE

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2019

This dynamic, placement-focused programme enables you to become an enthusiastic and stimulating teacher, ready to inspire young children. Learn to teach the relevant curricula and build your understanding of how young children think, develop and learn. Supported by our inspirational staff, this programme will enable you to build the skills needed for a career in Early Years Foundation Stage settings and in Key Stage 1 in primary schools.

Key features

  • Choose a programme with a national reputation for its quality
  • Learn to teach and assess all the Areas of Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the required subjects of the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 with confidence and creativity
  • Benefit from the high-quality teaching of experienced university tutors, who provide inspirational learning opportunities for you, based on pedagogical research and innovative current practice
  • Engage in your own research about early years education and gain up to 60 credits at master’s level
  • Become an outstanding teacher of young children as you progress through 24 weeks in three different placements, supported by expert mentors. You will be placed in a nursery setting, a reception class and a Key Stage 1 class during the course
  • Benefit from close partnerships with a very diverse range of schools and educational settings across the whole of the South West of England, London and internationally
  • Connect with a number of high-quality teaching schools across the South West with the University of Plymouth's School Direct Programme.

QTS skills tests support

If you apply for any course leading to a teaching qualification in early years, primary or secondary education, you will have to take the Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy before you can enrol on the course.

Interviews with Plymouth Institute of Education

For many of our courses successful applicants will need to attend an interview and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service assessment.


Visit the Primary Education (Early Years) - PGCE page on the University of Plymouth website for more details!

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