University of Gloucestershire Early Years Pgce

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University of Gloucestershire Early Years Pgce

University of Gloucestershire Early Years Pgce

Primary Education (5-11 years) PGCE

Course summary

The PGCE Primary Teacher Training course aims to prepare you for entry into the teaching profession through developing your expertise in teaching children aged either three to seven years or five to eleven years. There are two possible awards: Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, depending on attainment in the academic aspects of the course. Both awards include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The PGCE course is planned and taught in partnership with a range of primary schools and early years settings. During the course, you will be placed in at least two different schools, as well as engaging in taught lecture and seminars. In all school placements, you will work alongside experienced teachers to develop your understanding of how to promote learning and a love of learning with your class. In preparing you to meet the Teachers’ Standards, and therefore be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, this course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and professionalism within a supportive learning environment.

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Full time


1 year

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Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need an Honours degree or equivalent preferably in a subject that is relevant to the primary school curriculum. You will need a minimum grade C in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at GCSE. You will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of successful experience in a primary classroom setting (a minimum of ten full days is advised). Successful completion of the literacy and numeracy professional skills test. In addition to the above successful applicants will be required to complete two weeks of school experience in a primary school before commencing the PGCE course.

General contacts

Main university telephone number: +44 (0)1242 714700
Course enquiries: 03330 141414
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