Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Primary Education (Upper Primary, 5-11)

The course aims to enable student teachers to become confident, competent classroom practitioners who can enable children to learn effectively across the whole curriculum; the programme also develops student teachers' understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum, the Curriculum for the Foundation Stage and other Government initiatives; there are also opportunities to gain academic credits at Master's level; students spend the equivalent of 21 weeks spent in university and 24 weeks in school; the course runs in partnership with local primary schools who are fully involved in admissions, course planning and assessment of student teachers; the programme has been planned for all students to meet the standards for qualified teacher status.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree; GCSEs (grade C or above) in English language, mathematics and science before the PGCE course begins, or equivalents acceptable to the University; recent experience (minimum 10 days) of working with primary age children (preferably in a school setting) and be able to analyse this in the personal statement of the application form.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional practice; curriculum studies: (level 7); professional studies: (level 7); enhanced studies: (level 7).

Assessment methods

This programme is assessed through a combination of professional placement and course work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

PGCE Admissions
Telephone number: 
01227 782900