Primary Education PGCE with QTS (PGCE)

University of Huddersfield the United Kingdom

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The award
PGCE

How long you will study
1 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Primary Education PGCE with QTS at University of Huddersfield

If you've got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a primary school teacher for , then this course will help you on your way. The course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages five to elevenn and upon successful completion we'll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

You'll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in Key Stage 1and 2 alongside hands-on classroom experience. A significant amount of your learning will take place in our partnership schools. You'll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.

Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching post (NQT year) within a primary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 5-11 age range, with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression to Key Stage 3 and from the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You'll undertake a number of compulsory placements as part of your programme, in fact you'll spend over 120 days in at least two partner schools.

You'll experience the wider role of a teacher in primary education. You'll have the support of both a class and senior mentor in schools who will help you to develop your practice through observations, planning meetings, weekly tutorials, reports and in-depth lesson evaluations. Your link tutor will visit you in school to guide, support and evaluate your progress.

Our partnership schools are situated across the local area including Kirklees, Calderdale, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Wakefield, Barnsley, Bradford and we'll endeavour to place you in a convenient location.

We know you're coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition. 

So while you're here (and after you graduate) the Careers and Employability Service offer professional help, support and guidance. Find out more about the Service.

*96.3% of our PGCE with QTS graduates went on to work and/or further study and 97.5% started graduate level employment within six months of graduating. DLHE survey 2014/15

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Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject - this could be a National Curriculum subject or an area relevant to childhood education. Candidates with a 2:2 degree with substantial school experience are also encouraged to apply. If you've got an overseas degree, we'll need a full transcript of your award and details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.
  • A total of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. These must include English, Maths and Science.
  • We would like you to have as much school experience as possible, but at least one week in Key Stage 1 and one week in a Key Stage 2 setting in preparation for the course. We'll ask you to provide a reference completed by a teacher in a school where you have completed at least 5 days experience.
  • Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
  • You must have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start the course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview.
  • You must demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.
  • You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.

These are the usual entry requirements. We do however encourage those with different or older qualifications to apply as we welcome people from different backgrounds.

All conditions must be met by 31 August 2018.

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