PGCE Primary (Lead Partners)
1 year, full-time
Teaching and learning
The majority of your taught sessions will be with students from the other routes into teaching, allowing you to benefit from their variety of experiences and knowledge. Some of your sessions will also be taught in age-phase groups (e.g. Lower Primary and Primary). There are also specialist study groups for all students.
Our course has been praised by external examiners and Ofsted for its focus on reflection, receiving an Outstanding grade in our latest inspection. You will be encouraged to evaluate your own teaching and share your learning with your peers.
Throughout your PGCE course we will work in partnership with your Lead School to ensure you have the support of a range of teachers and tutors as we are aware of the confidence this brings. We'll make sure you have the right support at the right time – whether that's at university or in school.
As well as gaining your Postgraduate Certificate of Education and QTS, you will also be able to take 60 credits which can be put towards a Masters qualification (you need 180 credits to complete a Masters).
You will complete two written assignments which make up the academic part of your assessment. The rest of your assessment will take place continuously throughout the course. There are no exams.
The lecturers are incredibly supportive and allow you the freedom to research and explore your own interests from day one, making us stand out from the crowd as confident, active members of the research community.