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Primary teaching at Nottingham Trent University

This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become primary school teachers. Time is spent both in the University and on classroom placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals.

The award of PGCE is offered at two levels:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (where 60 Masters-level credits can be gained).

Both of these are recognised teaching qualifications, but the postgraduate degree will allow fast-track entry to Masters courses. The choice of which qualification to take will be made while on the course. Successful completion of the course will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)*.

The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of a first teaching post in the primary age range (5 to 11 years). You will focus on primary education across both key stages, a National College for Teaching and Leadership (formerly the Teaching Agency) requirement which is essential to gain an overview of development and progression throughout the complete primary age phase. There may be an opportunity to place an increased emphasis on either Key Stage One (five to seven years) or Key Stage Two (7 to 11 years) during your school based training.

Study Details:

PGCE 1 year full time

Module Details:

  • Primary Professional Practice (0 credits)
  • Learning and Teaching: Professional Studies (20 credits)
  • Learning and Teaching: Primary Curriculum and Related Pedagogy (40 credits)
  • Primary Education Independent Study (60 credits)

 

Student Destinations

The vocational nature of the PGCE Primary Education degree and the fact that successful completion of the course leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means that graduates are ideally placed to pursue a career as a teacher in the primary age range (5 to 11 years).

Fees

Home/EU: £9,250 International: £13,900

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • A 2:1 honours degree is preferred, but strong applicants with a 2:2 in a degree related to National Curriculum subjects, or to education or child development more generally, will also be considered.
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at minimum grade C or equivalent, We accept the GCSE equivalency taken via equivalencytesting.com. Applicants with pending qualifications will be considered.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks and a satisfactory health check passed prior to enrolling
  • Professional ITT Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy passed prior to enrolling
  • two references – one academic and one vocational.

It may strengthen your application to have had some experience in a classroom in a UK mainstream school, setting or college, although this is not an entry requirement.

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