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What will I learn?

About the course

This programme offers Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 3-11 age phases in primary schools with a choice of school placements in Foundation/Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2. The programme comprises of taught sessions at the University and school-based training.

Why choose this course?

The PGCE Primary programme is structured to allow you to develop the skills required by primary teachers to teach the full range of National Curriculum subjects, with a strong emphasis on English and mathematics, and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to primary practice. It also prepares you to meet the needs of individual learners by developing your awareness of child development, diversity, special educational needs and disabilities, behaviour and learners with English as an additional language. The programme will prepare you to teach the entire primary phase (3-11). You will, though, have a choice about the age groups where you will be placed when you go into school. You can opt for an age-range of training of either 3-7 (placements in EYFS and KS1) or 5-11 (placements in KS1 and KS2). It may be possible to undertake a 7-11 age-range of training (placements in upper and lower KS2). This is a full-time, 1 year programme. (5 days a week attendance). The PGCE is offered at master’s level and the 60 M level credits gained can be accredited towards a master’s degree, via our MA/MSc programmes. Those who achieve at Level 6 will be awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

What will I study?

You will be taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as engaging with directed tasks. Alongside taught content at the university and engagement with online learning materials, you will undertake school based training in partnership schools, where you will further develop your skills to become an excellent classroom teacher.

Careers

On successful completion of the programme you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and be ready to start your teaching career.

Which department am I in?

Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

9 September 2022

Venue

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with GPA 2.5 out of 4. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. For entry onto Pre-masters Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with less than GPA 2.5 out of 4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.

For international students

Applicants need to have honours degree (2.2 or higher), awarded by a UK university or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC. Maths, English Language and Science GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure). Prior experience in a school is not required. Suitability to train to teach is assessed at interview. All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) a score of 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 for postgraduate.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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