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Primary PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status

University of Buckingham School of Education

Full time September, January PGCE 1 year

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Course outline

The Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS is the accreditation that enables teachers to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

This course is available to teachers who are currently employed in maintained or independent schools in England, or those who have a training placement under the School Direct Scheme, but do not yet hold a teaching qualification. Trainees are expected to undertake a teaching placement in a second school which must be a non-selective state maintained school. The duration of this teaching placement is determined upon interview and is usually for three weeks.

Course content

The Primary QTS Course is available via two routes – General Primary or Subject Specific Primary (available in Physical Education/Sport,

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Entry Requirements

You must be employed as a teacher in an independent or state-maintained primary school and be teaching the core subjects for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable. General primary trainees must be teaching the three core subjects across two consecutive age ranges, and for the Subject Specific course, trainees’ teaching time should be split 50:50 between the core subjects and their chosen specific subject.


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