Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Primary with languages (5-11 years)

The course aims to enable student teachers to become confident, competent classroom practitioners who can enable children to learn effectively across the whole curriculum, but in addition to develop recognised expertise in teaching and leading languages in primary schools; the programme develops student teachers' understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum, the Curriculum for the Foundation Stage and other Government initiatives, but particularly the statutory introduction of languages into the KS2 curriculum from 2009-10; all primary languages students train to teach in the 5-11 age phase; there are also opportunities to gain academic credits at Master's level; students spend the equivalent of 21 weeks in University and 24 weeks in school; the programme 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; A level (or equivalent) in a language. Applicants with relevant experience in a language will be considered. Recent experience (min 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

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