Newman University

Newman University

Primary Education (3-7 age range)

This route focuses on the study of teaching in all National Curriculum subjects, with emphasis on English, maths, science and information communciations technology. School placements will be completed in relevant age phases. You will learn the principles of curriculum design and delivery, and theories of learning and teaching, alongside developing practical insights and skills in the effective teaching and assessment of young children. The course is designed to enable you to meet the requirements for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or a recognised equivalent, preferably BA or BSc Upper Second Class (2.1) or above in one of the core subjects or early years. GCSEs (or equivalent) English language, mathematics and science at grade C or above; recent and relevant work experience in a British state primary school is normally required prior to interview. We do not require a specific amount of time in school. However, the quality and variety of your personal statement is an important factor in the decision to call you to interview. Candidates must attend an interview and sit literacy and numeracy tests at Newman University. Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance, meeting the requirements for Fitness to Teach is also required.

Course modules

Modules: Professional route - early years; school experience; education and professional studies; core English; core maths; core science; broad curriculum; early years specialism; education and professional studies (postgraduate route).

Assessment methods

Our lecturers and visiting teachers use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and special projects. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, project work and practical teaching ability.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

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Key information

Telephone number: 
0121 476 1181