Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Primary (University-centred)

12 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Studying on this Primary (University-centred) course at York St John University means that the majority of your academic teaching will be delivered on our campus. You will also gain experience on 3 school placements throughout the year. This will help to build the professional knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes you need to graduate as a  teacher with Qualified Teacher Status.


On this Primary (University-centred) course at York St John University course you will study a combination of both education theory and practice. This will help you to become an informed and reflective teacher. You will research current local and national educational issues which will shape your teaching practice.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the current primary and early years curriculum, including core and foundation subjects. We also emphasise the importance of meeting the individual needs of children from diverse backgrounds.


Completing this degree will give you Qualified Teacher Status. This means you will be recognised by the Teaching Regulation Agency as a qualified teacher. You will graduate as a classroom ready professional with a high potential for employability in local and national schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Teaching in the Primary Curriculum
  • The Developing Professional
  • School Experience modules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 Honours degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent
  • GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science all at C/Level 4 or above. We do not accept IELTs in lieu of a GCSE in English
  • Satisfy the institution that you have the intellectual capability for the demands of teaching
  • Take part in an interview designed to assess your suitability to teach
  • Obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check
  • Obtain a satisfactory medical report
  • Pass additional safeguarding checks including a prohibition check and other checks in line with the Government Keeping Children Safe in Education policy
  • Obtain an Overseas Police Check (where applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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