Teaching is a challenging, rewarding and fascinating career. Our PGCE Primary Teacher Education course aims to prepare you for entry into the teaching profession, developing your expertise in teaching children aged either three to seven years or five to 11 years. There are two awards: Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, depending on attainment in the academic aspects of the course. Both awards include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This course gives a high priority to school based learning and to developing your abilities of analysis, evaluation and autonomous learning and development. The PGCE course is planned and taught in partnership with a range of primary schools and early years settings. You will be placed in at least two different schools and engage in taught lectures and seminars. In school placements, you will work alongside experienced teachers to develop your understanding of how to promote learning and a love of learning with your class.