Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

North Essex Teacher Training (Primary)

University of Suffolk

12 months
6870 GBP/year
6870 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The North Essex Teacher Training (Primary) programme from University of Suffolk combines the very best of school-centred and academic training to produce confident and competent Newly Qualified Teachers.  


The North Essex Teacher Training (Primary) programme from University of Suffolk works with schools across North East Essex and South Suffolk. Placement schools cover a wide area including Colchester and the surrounding district as well as the Harwich and Clacton districts. We also work with a small number of schools in the Ipswich area.

The majority of the training takes place at the Tendring Education Centre in Clacton. The course aims to prepare trainee teachers to teach across the 3-11 age range in one of two specialist areas. 


Trainees engage in a reflective and practice based programme of training in two different placement schools in order to demonstrate that they have met the Teachers Standards for the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). The course also aims to engage Trainees in the application of educational theory and current research as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) award.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Professional Studies 
  • Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK degree or equivalent;
  • Applicants are also required to have GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade 4/C or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for. 
  • Recent experience in the primary school classroom setting;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6870 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6870 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ipswich

793 - 1504 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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