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


Developed in close partnership with primary schools throughout East Anglia, the PGCE Primary (specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) course at the University of East Anglia is designed to help you become a confident and capable teacher who can motivate children and manage a class effectively. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


You’ll join this 38-week, full-time course in September and finish the following July. You’ll spend the majority of time in schools – with up to 60 days of taught sessions at UEA and 120 days (minimum 24 weeks) in school placements. Your placements will be in two different schools, helping you to appreciate the diversity of how schools work and to develop a repertoire of teaching approaches.

The PGCE Primary (specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)  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 produce 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 for teaching across the primary curriculum, working with other professionals 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.


  • Teacher
  • Curriculum leader
  • Head of year/key stage
  • Deputy head teacher
  • Head teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English 
  • Foundation Studies, PE and IT
  • Maths 
  • Primary Years Subject Knowledge Audit 
  • Primary Years Teaching Practice and QTS
  • Professional Development 
  • Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject All degree subjects considered.
  • Degree Classification 2:2 or above preferred.
  • Special Entry Requirements Please see below
  • Before making your application you must have a GCSE pass at Grade C 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. We would also expect to see a good standard of academic attainment at A Level or its equivalent*.

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 Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)
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