You will learn all the knowledge required to teach of PGCE General Primary but with a specialist pathway in lower primary, so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area to become an expert member of staff in school, skilled at developing effective teaching and learning in this age group.
You’ll learn through theory and plenty of first-hand experience how to work within the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage framework and confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school.
And, because our course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a primary school teacher the minute you graduate.
Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification
The PGCE Primary Education with QTS - Lower Primary (3-7) Years programme at University of Cumbria can lead to a fulfilling career as a Foundation and Key Stage 1 teacher. Nine out of 10 of our graduates go into a professional teaching career or further education within six months of graduating.
As this is a PGCE, it also includes some work at masters level, leading to 60 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.
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- Building Professional Understanding
- Enhancing Professional Practice
- Being a Teacher
- Learning Teaching and Subject Knowledge
- Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy
- Cumbria Teacher of Reading
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPrimary Education View 32 other Masters in Primary Education in United Kingdom
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Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.
Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics).
A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study
The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments
All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures
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International13250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13250 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Lancaster
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- Automatic tuition fee discount applied for all EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, currently resident in Europe, who will be commencing their studies in 2022/23. The scholarship will reduce the level of tuition fees that are payable from the Overseas tuition rate to the Home / UK tuition fee . If the course is of more than one year's duration the scholarship will be applied each year for the duration of the degree programme.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.