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PGCE - Early Years (Teaching 3-7 years)

This one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with full PGCE to teach children aged 3-7 years in primary or infant schools.

We work closely with over 300 partnership schools to prepare you fully for the practical demands of teaching, including delivery of the curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. You’ll be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, nursery practitioners, class teachers and school mentors who have a national reputation for the quality of their training.

This course allows you to fast-track to Stage Two of a Master’s degree, quickly progressing your professional development. Opportunities for progression are wide and varied in and outside the school setting. Organisations such as museums, art galleries and zoos employ teachers as education officers. The course can also provide you with opportunities for self-employment, in areas including private tutoring, writing educational materials or running a small private school.

Essential Information

Full time: August - July

Entry requirements
2:ii or above undergraduate degree with honours, a Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent). You must pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy.

Location of study
The University of Warwick and placements in Partnership settings across the region.

Course fees

Full time:

Home/EU: £9,250*
Overseas: £16,000*

Home and EU students can apply to the Student Loans Company for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of the fees. You may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship up to £3,000*.

*Correct at time of publishing – please check departmental website for up-to-date information

Find out more about Fees and Funding

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Application information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.