The University of the West of England is committed to training outstanding and transformational teachers for the future, able to provide first class educational experiences that make a significant difference to the life chances of all children - and to do so through partnership schools in the region.
Teaching is a challenging, exciting and very rewarding career with a high level of job satisfaction. It is a great privilege, as well as a great responsibility, to be one of the first teachers to influence a child.
This one-year postgraduate course in Primary Initial Teacher Education (5-11)prepares you to take your place in primary schools as generalist teachers, within a specific key stage Primary (age range 5-11 years) subject specialism.
PGCE Primary Initial Teacher Education (5-11) is an extremely popular course and competition for places is high, so it is essential that you apply early. (Please note the UTT dates for applications). You should ensure that you meet the entry requirements and have sufficient observation experience in relevant setting/s.
For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.
Learning and Teaching
We have a contemporary approach to teaching and learning, making full use of up-to-date technology. The course is conducted through lectures, seminars, tutorials and group tasks. The lecturing team has a wide range of recent teaching experience in schools.
With in the department there are workshop areas where you practice many of the practical and school-focused aspects of primary education.
The Department of Education provides a pleasant environment in which to study. Its modern, purpose-built facilities provide high quality teaching rooms with state-of-the-art technology available. The Department has excellent IT facilities and houses an Open Learning Area with the latest equipment including an interactive whiteboard, CD burners, scanners and a range of equipment that can be booked out and borrowed, including digital cameras and laptops, with friendly staff on hand to help when needed.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses now include 40 credits of assessment at Master's Level (Level M). If you opt not to attempt the requisite credit at Level M, a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education will be available as an alternative award.
For further information on your career in teaching, including salary scales and case studies of current trainee teachers, visit http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx