Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

PGCE Primary (specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)

University of East Anglia

12 months
22400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Teaching in the 3–7 age range with PGCE Primary (specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) course at the University of East Anglia, you will play a vital role by providing young children with a foundation to their education and motivating them to be engaged and excited about learning in the early years.


The PGCE Primary (specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) course at the University of East Anglia is based on the principle that you can only inspire and teach children well if you really understand them. We aim to develop reflective and inspirational teachers, who value and build upon the rich variety of backgrounds and experiences children bring to the classroom. 

We’ll prepare you to plan, teach, assess learning and manage children’s behaviour effectively. You will be well prepared to teach children in the 3–7 age range in the Foundation Years (Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), and to work with other professionals to help support you in the classroom. 

UEA’s Primary PGCE has a long-standing reputation as a successful teacher training programme. The latest Ofsted report (2014) acknowledged the high quality of our training and the expertise of our tutors. Ofsted also praised the commitment of our partnership schools, noting the quality of the collaborative support between school staff and UEA tutors to ensure continuity of support in your learning during your school placements. 

Career destinations

  • Teacher
  • Curriculum leader
  • Head of year
  • Deputy head
  • Head teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • PY PGCE Pupil Progress Assignment
  • Primary Years (Primary Languages) Teaching Practice and QTS
  • Foundation Subjects Including Inclusive Practice Assignment
  • English
  • Maths
  • Professional Development Including Understanding Children Assignment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • 2:2 or above preferred
  • All degree subjects considered
  • Before making your application you must have a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or its equivalent* in English Language, Mathematics and in a natural Science subject (ie Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a combination of these) regardless of your date of birth.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 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 Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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PGCE Primary (specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)
University of East Anglia


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