Birmingham City University Early Years PGCE

By | 21st April 2017

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Birmingham City University Early Years PGCE

This course will give a great, all-round start to your teaching career. It will enable you to become a reflective, critical and enquiring primary teacher. We’ll give you the essential tools you need to kick-start your career. These will increase your flexibility, ensuring that you’re well-equipped to handle changing circumstances. You’ll also be in an ideal position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.

What’s covered in the course

This course has very high employability rates and many of our trainees gain employment in local primary schools. Trainees are supported with the application process as part of their course.

During the PGCE Primary and Early Years course, students are made aware of future study opportunities in order to utilise the Master’s level credits gained as part of the course towards a full Master’s Degree.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on degree class.

We work hard to ensure that we have strong relationships with more than 900 primary schools in the region. Schools are committed to the quality of experience they offer our trainees.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our aim is to help you to become a committed, confident, autonomous creative and reflective primary teacher.
  • Our graduates are highly employable and many take up jobs in local primary schools, so the outlook is bright for you.
  • In the latest Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) survey 94 per cent of Birmingham City University-trained primary teachers said that the preparation they received regarding teachers’ statutory responsibility for the safeguarding of pupils was ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
  • Our team of experienced teachers who have held senior positions in school are there to support and guide your progress.
  • You may be eligible for a National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary – although this will depend on the classification of your degree.
  • If you accept our offer of a place on the course as your first choice and you have passed both of the Professional Skills Tests by 4 May 2017 you may eligible for a £1,000 bursary to support your studies*.
  • If you accept our offer of a place on the course as your first choice and you have passed one of the Professional Skills Tests by 4 May 2017 you may eligible for a £600 bursary to support your studies*.

*Conditions apply. Bursaries are paid in the second semester of study and are not applicable to School Direct applicants.