Anglia Ruskin University Teacher Training
At Anglia Ruskin University you can complete our Post or Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in just one year, leading to qualified teacher status as a Primary Teacher. Our Teacher Training for Primary Teachers covers Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) or Early Primary (ages 3-7).
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the primary National Curriculum, study effective teaching and learning methodology and acquire the skills of a successful primary practitioner.
The PGCE is a full-time programme, which runs for 38 weeks and integrates professional practice with academic enquiry. Throughout your studies you will explore the different ways in which pupils develop and learn and how you can support and develop learning.
Our teacher development courses offer you the opportunity to update and broaden your knowledge of teaching methodology and practical teaching techniques, whilst extending your English language skills. We welcome applicants from all teaching backgrounds including Primary and Secondary teachers, Tertiary and Higher Education.
The course is designed to enhance your confidence in teaching in English whatever your context and to try out new approaches with expert guidance and feedback to support you. Included in the course is 22 hours per week of training sessions, class observations and visits to educational establishments. You’ll attend interactive workshops and seminars and be supported by an online classroom, which you can also access after the programme.
To provide you with you practical hands on teaching, you’ll participate in micro and peer teaching practice and feedback, observations and presentations. You’ll be expected to discuss your work and will receive feedback in a supportive environment. You’ll explore a range of different teaching methodologies and creative approaches and consider how to apply these to your own teaching context. You’ll also examine new approaches in a hands on style, including flipped classrooms, effective use of technology and blended learning.
During the course you’ll have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of all the training sessions and on-line materials to utilise when you return home.
As you develop your language skills during the course, there may be some additional classroom-based language development sessions. These will help extend your skills in contemporary vocabulary and grammar, pronunciation, fluency and receptive skills to build up your confidence in communicating and teaching in English.
You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your general English skills on the social programme, which includes weekly day trips to popular cultural attractions.