Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Early Years and Primary (Flexible)

This is a two year Part-Time Distance Learning PGCE Programme with a focus on the 3-7 year group. Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education, this innovative high quality distance learning Early Primary course has been specifically developed to provide a route for students wishing to achieve a PGCE in Early Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. It has been especially designed to facilitate students who prefer both a school based and distance based route into teaching and require a longer trajectory of study due to work and life commitments. Students complete the programme in two years. This Early Primary (Blended) course is divided into two parts. Both Part 1 and Part 2 consist of: on line study with directed tasks to be completed in an experience school, module assignments and an assessed teaching placement. This is supported by two university weekends and occasional study days. ICT confidence and access to a personal computer with a broadband internet facility are essential requirements The Early Primary course is designed to support students towards achieving the Standards for QTS. All primary education programmes at Northumbria are category A (The highest possible category) from OFSTED. PGCE EYP Blended students gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the Early Primary National Curriculum with particular focus on the 3-7 range, whilst obtaining a broad range of experiences. Students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work independently as a self-motivated distance learner with support from their curriculum and professional tutors on line. This is a route for designed for highly motivated people, from all walks of life. It enables them to have the opportunity to enter a hugely rewarding profession. In following this route you will receive an excellent introduction to the teaching profession.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

The content of the programme will reflect the curricula requirements of the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for England. There will also be tasks and assignments that will relate to the extended life of a school, educational theory and a wider understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the teacher. Our PGCE students experience great success in entering teaching straight away. Career opportunities include teaching in maintained and independent nursery, infant, junior, primary, first and middle schools, as well as in other areas of education, such as Children's Centres and other early years settings.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2018 GBP 9,250 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2018 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years

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