Northumbria University Teacher Training

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Northumbria University Teacher Training

If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, then there are a variety of routes that you can choose from. These depend on the level at which you want to teach at and also the nature in which you want to study.

All applicants for teacher training must apply directly to UCAS (http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training) as soon as possible after 21st  November 2015).

 

PRIMARY EDUCATION

Undergraduate BA Early Primary Education [X120] – This qualification is studied full-time over three years and provides students with both an undergraduate degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is aimed at teaching children aged 5 to 11 years old.
Postgraduate Any undergraduate degree (1st or 2:1), a minimum of 10 – 15 days school experience, and:

Primary Education PGCE [X100] – This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is aimed at teaching children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Early Primary PGCE [X103] – This qualification is studied via distance learning, either full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Prior to commencing, students need to decide between teaching children aged 3 -7 or 5 – 11 years old.

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Undergraduate No direct undergraduate route into secondary education.
Postgraduate Any undergraduate degree (1st or 2:1), a minimum of 10 – 15 days school experience, and:

Secondary Education: Art, Craft and Design PGCE [N77 W1X1] – This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is delivered in partnership with schools, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Coach Lane Campus and other artist studios and workshops.

Secondary Education: Physical Education PGCE {N55 X966] – This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is delivered in partnership schools [NEP N55].

*Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) requires students to complete two assignments at level 7 and also train for QTS status. Students who are unable to pass the assignments at level 7 are assessed at level 6 where they are awarded a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (which includes QTS).