London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Primary Education (Early Years, 3-7)

The course is aimed at graduates wishing to specialise either in the early years (3-7) or the primary years (5-11). It is an intensive programme, running 5 days per week from early September to early July. Both age range routes focus on preparing teachers for work in urban, multicultural, multilingual schools and nurseries or early years centres, and address issues of language, diversity and equality across the curriculum. Principles of reflective practice, teamwork and collaborations are fundamental.

Entry requirements

UK degree grade 2.2 or equivalent, GCSE English grade C or above (or equivalent), GCSE maths grade C or above (or equivalent); GCSE science grade C or above (or equivalent), QTS skills tests in English and mathematics, a valid disclosure and barring service disclosure certificate and confirmation of fitness to teach (London Metropolitan University health check). You will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made. Prior to interview we strongly recommend that you have a minimum of 10 working days recent experience (within the past year) in a school. In the interview your understanding of current teaching practice and issues in schools will be assessed. In particular,as our placements are based in London you should have an awareness of multiculturalism and other arising issues when teaching in urban based schools. You may be invited to interview based on information given in your application, please ensure the work experience section of your application includes details of your current/recent school experience. Some offers may stipulate further school experience if required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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