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PGCE Primary with Early Years (3-7)


Course Description

The PGCE Primary with Early Years (3-7) at UEL is designed to enable trainees to meet the Teachers’ Standards. The programme operates in the context of east London schools where the skills, attributes, knowledge and understanding required to facilitate children's learning in a multicultural, multilingual urban environment are of paramount importance. Trainees are supported in developing an understanding of effective Early Years practice in particular, as well as an understanding of Primary practice. Training emphasises the importance of understanding how children learn and develop, and the significance of play. Trainees are supported in developing the skills to reflect critically on practice in order to manage and sustain their own professional development.

Trainees who complete the programme are highly sought after for employment in local schools. It is not uncommon for trainees to secure employment in their placement schools. Your qualification will include 60 credits at M level.
The Primary PGCE is a partnership programme, written and developed in collaboration with schools and local authorities. Much of trainees’ time on the programme is spent in schools, observing teaching and learning. Trainees reflect on how the theories studied and the practice carried out in schools relate to one another and gain substantial experience in a teaching role in schools.
Much of your time will be spent in schools, observing learning and teaching, exploring the interface between theory and practice and working with pupils in a range of classroom settings.
Themes such as equal opportunities, multilingualism, classroom organisation and management, and meeting the needs of children with special educational needs underpin the whole programme.

Trainees study, participate and collaborate as part of a diverse community. There is the opportunity to develop experience of working with children in a range of settings. Themes such as equal opportunities, multilingualism, classroom organisation and management, and meeting the needs of children with special educational needs underpin the whole programme. Trainees engage with research at Masters Level.

Visit the PGCE Primary with Early Years (3-7) 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 teacherHave 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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