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PGCE School Direct Pathway (Primary 3-7 and Primary 5-11 Years)


Course Description

Course overview

UCB’s School Direct course is run in conjunction with Wilson Stuart School and Colmore Partnership Teaching School Alliance (CPTSA). This course differs from our PGCE primary QTS route as the majority of your training will be spent in your work placement and you will attend university only one day per week.

You will work in a school environment for four days per week and attend UCB for one day per week. As well as choosing which primary age group you would like to teach (3-7 years or 5-11 years), you will havethe opportunity to choose whether you specialise in mainstream or special education needs teaching.

School Direct is an alternative route into teaching. This school-led approach is designed to enable schools and accredited Initial Teacher Training providers to work together to provide high quality training to develop high quality teachers.

University College Birmingham works in close partnership with a number of schools in developing this course. With our partners we offer two School Direct routes, the salaried route and the tuition fee route.

Why should I choose this course?

You will be able to teach in a primary school environment for four days a week, continuing to build on your practical teaching experience.
You will be able to efficiently manage a curriculum, deal with a range of professional issues and critically evaluate the principles of teaching.
You will be able to increase your career prospects and employment opportunities.
You will get high quality support throughout the course as you develop your professional career
By studying both the theoretical and practical elements of teaching, you will develop a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to teach in a primary school environment.

Entry Requirements

Salaried route2.1 Honours degree with at least three years working experience. Tuition fee route2.2 Honours degree with relevant experience of working with children e.g. from placements or voluntary/paid work in schools. GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science. UCB welcomes a range of degree disciplines such as Early Childhood Studies, Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Psychology, Sociology, English, Mathematics, Dance, Drama, Performing Art, Sports or similar.

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