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PGCE — Primary (Teaching 5-11 years)

This one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status to teach children aged 5-11 in primary, infant, junior or first and middle schools. You will learn to teach the key areas of English, Mathematics, Science, primary languages and the foundation subjects across the ability spectrum and primary age range.

We ensure that you have access to the best possible support, advice and guidance, during your course. You will be supported by a range of university tutors, with responsibility for developing your subject knowledge and training. Additionally, you will have a school mentor, who will offer professional and personal support.

This course allows you to fast-track to Stage Two of a Masters’ degree, giving you the advantage of rapid professional development. Other educational careers outside of teaching include education lecturing, school inspection, advisory or consultancy roles, initial teacher training, or administration in local education authorities (LEAs) and examination boards. Organisations such as museums and theatres also employ teachers as education officers.

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.