St Mary’s has been recognised as one of the highest quality providers of training for primary teachers in the country. Our courses are excellent preparation for a career in teaching.

  • This programme is rated ‘outstanding’ by the government (OFSTED)
  • Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Master’s degree credits
  • 98% of PGCE Primary students are employed or in further study (or both) within six months of graduating
  • Excellent Teaching and Learning.
  • Excellent school partnerships.

Why study Primary?

We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

At St Mary’s, we look for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more. In line with the University Mission Statement, the programme seeks to prepare teachers for schools at home and abroad with special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

Study Details:

PGCE 12 months (full‑time) 18 months (part‑time)

Module Details:

  • From Values to Vocation
  • The Emergent Teacher as Reflective Practitioner
  • School Experience One and Enhancement
  • School Experience
  • Professional Studies
  • Professional Studies
  • Core English
  • Core Maths

Student Destinations

A career in teaching offers the same rewards that you would expect from a graduate position with good salaries and opportunities for career progression. The opportunities, however, to inspire, educate and teach future generations of children are unlike any other graduate job!

Graduates from the PGCE are in great demand in teaching posts throughout the UK. Of the 2016/17 Primary PGCE graduates, over 98% of trainees were in employment within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, HESA).


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have (or be working towards) a Bachelors degree, preferably with a 2:2 or above.

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