birmingham city university pgce

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birmingham city university pgce

At Birmingham City University we offer a range of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at a Primary Education level. Are you passionate about shaping young minds and ensuring they reach their full potential? Then primary teaching could be the job for you. 

University-led PGCE programmes

University-led programmes are specially designed to develop your teaching skills through university-based modules and placements in schools. Tax-free funding is also available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects.

Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a £25k bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship – which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year.

Did you know you could get up to £10,280 towards your postgraduate studies with the Postgraduate Loan?

School-led initial teaching training programmes

School-led programmes are based in schools and are part of the School Direct route into teacher training.

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.