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PGCE Primary Education

Course Description

This programme aims to train teachers who are adept in educating children in London’s multicultural, multilingual urban environment. It provides you with the recommendation to the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) for Qualified Teacher Status, and our excellent links with local schools will help you to establish your teaching career. You commence studies on the Professional Graduate Certificate, but will have an opportunity to progress to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Professional qualifications:
After successful completion home students will be recommended to the General Teaching Council for England for Qualified Teacher Status.

Programme structure:
The programme runs over 38 weeks from September to July. Eighteen weeks is spent in partner schools- generally split into three separate placements. The remaining time is spent in seminars, lectures, tutorials and assignment activities, designed to support your professional development.

Career opportunities:
All our completing trainees wanting a teaching post have successfully attained one. Many have become members of school senior management teams. Further careers include educational psychologist, advisory worker, numeracy/literacy consultant, leading mathematics/literacy teacher, headteacher and managing resourced provision for children with special educational needs.

You receive mentor support in schools as well as visits from UEL tutors. Tutorial support is negotiated around your individual development needs. The programme is designed to support you in meeting the standards for QTS through focused seminars, lectures and assignments.

Visit the PGCE Primary Education page on the University of East London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need to demonstrate that you: Can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in standard English; Possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; Have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the Teachers’ Standards;Have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, science and mathematics;Hold an honours degree, 2.2 or above, from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification;Have had a minimum of five days work experience (voluntary or paid) with pupils in a mainstream primary school.

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