PGCE Primary is a postgraduate professional programme of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) leading to the award of either Postgraduate Certificate in Education (for students achieving 40-70 Masters level credits) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (for students achieving fewer than 40 Masters levels credits, both including the recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Students undertake studies in all elements of primary education; they extend their knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. These areas of understanding and skill are then applied to classroom practice during two assessed placements in schools or educational settings, dependent on the route being undertaken.
The Primary 5 -11 programme at The University of Winchester runs in close partnership with a wide range of schools and educational settings to provide supportive placements where you can develop your skills as a reflective teacher. You will spend 120 days developing your understanding and skills through classroom practice This includes 5 days pre-programme experience (under the direction of the programme) two assessed placements, one in the autumn term and a second in the spring/summer and a further three-week research based placement. Students on the 5-11 route with suitable pre-programme experience may take one placement in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting.
The PGCE Primary programme at the University of Winchester has a high employability rate, with many students securing their first teaching posts in our partnership schools.
Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the purpose of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Successful completion of the PGCE Primary leads to the PGCE with recommendations for award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
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- Professional Theory and Practice
- Assessed Placement
- An Introduction into the Curriculum
- Personalised Learning
- Exploring the Curriculum
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Pedagogy View 50 other Masters in Pedagogy in United Kingdom
- A first or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification). Applicants are required to have gained GCSE passes at Grade C or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics.
- Completion of pre-entry Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy as required by the Department of Education. Please note that skills test passes only remain valid for 3 years from the date of the test you passed. You must start a teacher training course within this 3-year period, otherwise you will need to retake the skills tests.
- Applicants are advised to access the Department for Education (DfE) website for general information.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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