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.
“I believe the amount of time actually spent in schools has ensured my successful and quick transition from PGCE student to a newly Qualified Teacher.
The subject pathway sessions were particularly good as the course leader not only had a many years of experience teaching my subject, but he also ensured we all knew and felt comfortable with all aspects of school life, from parents’ evenings and marking to using outside agencies.”
At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent preferably in a subject that is relevant to the primary school curriculum and minimum grade C in English language, mathematics and a science subject at GCSE. You will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of successful experience in a primary classroom setting (minimum ten full days is advised) and complete the literacy and numeracy professional skills test. In addition, successful applicants will be required to complete two weeks of school experience in a primary school before commencing the PGCE course.
Recipient: University of Gloucestershire
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