• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Primary 5 -11 programme at The University of Winchester prepares you to teach the 5–11 age range. The course covers everything that trainee teachers need to develop professional skills associated with high-quality teaching: expert tuition in all primary school subjects; understanding of how children learn and effective pedagogy. 

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About

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.

Careers

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.

Accreditation

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Theory and Practice
  • Assessed Placement 
  • An Introduction into the Curriculum
  • Personalised Learning
  • Exploring the Curriculum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

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    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13296 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9252 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • The fee for a single credit is £110.83 and a 15 credit module is £1,662. 

Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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