Education - Primary - Early Years, Postgraduate Certificate | University of Chester | Chester, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Education - Primary - Early Years

12 months
13450 GBP/year
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The Education - Primary - Early Years course at University of Chester is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.


Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. The Education - Primary - Early Years course at University of Chester aims to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Career Prospects

The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. This is reflected in our 'Outstanding' grading from Ofsted (2016).

We will provide you with the support you need to become a critically reflective evidence-based practitioner through a combination of academic challenge and school-based learning. A distinctive aspect of the Chester experience is the enrichment module, which will support you in developing your expertise and employability in different educational settings, e.g. nurseries, SEND schools, KS2 provision. Strong pastoral care is a key aspect of ensuring your success on this demanding but fulfilling course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Nature and Purpose of AssessmentCompulsory
  • The nature and purpose of teaching, learning and the curriculum
  • Constructing the Primary and Early Years Curriculum
  • Dialogue, Interaction and Learning
  • Learning to teach: Developing Critical Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
  • have GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science
  • have to pass the  skills tests in literacy and numeracy


Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

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    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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