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Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) General Primary or Early Years

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma
9 months
Duration
16995 GBP/full
9250 GBP/full
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About

The Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) General Primary or Early Years programme offered by the University of Birmingham will enable you to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales. 

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) General Primary or Early Years programme offered by the University of Birmingham is designed to enable you to become a reflective, confident practitioner having acquired a range of skills and expertise.

Like a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education is a teacher training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but it also offers the equivalent of 120 credits and these may be used towards our MA in Teaching Studies. Additionally, the School also offers a number of specialised Professional Development programmes which will enable you to further develop your career.

The primary programmes meet all aspects of government requirements for Initial Teacher Training. We are able to offer applicants a choice of two routes into teaching, so that you can prepare as a teacher across the full 5–11 age range or specialise instead in early years teaching (3–7 age range). Both programmes last for 38 weeks; the equivalent of 19 of which will be spent in schools.

Careers

The Primary and Early Years course works closely with the University careers service and local councils in order to provide you with support for the job application process. Our success rate for student completion of our courses and subsequent employment in schools has remained consistently high. 

The vast majority of our students gain employment in the local region, many of them choosing to remain in partnership schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Primary courses
  • Early Years courses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution
  • Normally, this should be a 2:1 or above (and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree is not already awarded) although decisions are made on a case by case basis and a 2:2 may be accepted
  • Experience in a primary school may be set as a condition following interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.

Funding

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