Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status, Postgraduate Certificate | Kingston University | London, United Kingdom
12 months
15800 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status course at Kingston University will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will grow in confidence and competence with our outstanding support as you train to become a teacher.

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We will help you develop a deep understanding of the primary curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. You will find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools, spending two-thirds of your course across both placements.

In the Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status course at Kingston University , you will have a wide range of learning experiences, including the very popular Dorset residential trip at the start of your course where you will begin to consider how to make use of the world beyond your classroom door.

You will also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a reflective, research-engaged teacher who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing. 


Over 95% of this course's graduates enter the teaching profession after they complete their course. Many go into middle and senior management roles in schools

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Professional Practice

  • The Reflective Teacher

  • Perspectives on policy, practice and professionalism for teachers

  • Reflective Practice

  • Critical Explorations of Factors that affect how children develop physically, socially and as learners.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree, preferably 2:2 or above, from a UK higher education institution or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • For PGCE Primary with Mathematics applicants typically have grade B or higher at A-level Mathematics and an honours degree.
  • GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English, science and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, we are happy for you to take your tests externally (via Equivalancy Testing or A*Star Equivalency).
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Health checking process that identifies no concerns about suitability to teach.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 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 London

1137 - 2157 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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