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Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) - PGDip

University of Birmingham School of Education

Full time September PGCE, PgDip 38 weeks full time

About the course

On the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (QTS) there is the option to specialise in Early Years (3-7 years) or Primary (5-11 years). The programme also offers 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies.

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. 

On the Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education (PGDipEd) programme you will benefit from our unique collaboration with a wide range of partner schools and the diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience. Once you have enrolled on the Primary

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Entry Requirements

All applicants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution. Normally, this should be a 2:1 or above (and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree is not already awarded) although decisions are made on a case by case basis and a 2:2 may be accepted.

You must have a GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*), or an equivalent qualification which must be attained prior to making an application.

Course Content

Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile(s)

Francesca Buckland

Having spent three years reading Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, Francesca graduated in 2015. She returned in September 2015 to complete her ITT (and ultimately, her MA in teaching studies). Involving herself in campus work via worklink, volunteering as a mentor within the Philosophy department and competing in BUCS alongside the Karate team, she has immersed herself within life at the University of Birmingham.

Francesca is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:

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