Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Primary Education (5-11 years)

This course offers 3 different placements during the programme, you will combine practical, real-world learning with the study of children�s communication, thinking and relationships. You�ll learn to teach the core subjects of the national curriculum for children aged 5-11 in primary schools, as well as being introduced to the non-core subjects through lectures, seminars and workshops on campus and independent study. The programme consists of 14 weeks campus-based lectures and seminars interspersed with 24 weeks of three different placements. Throughout the year you'll reflect upon your professional development as a teacher, as you bring together your understanding of educational theory with your developing knowledge of outstanding practice to enhance children�s learning. In the final placement, which is in a different age phase than the previous 1, you will take on (as closely as possible) the full responsibilities of a qualified teacher. You will be supported with your preparations for your 1st teaching post as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent preferably a 2.1 or above; GCSE grade C or equivalent in mathematics, English language and a science subject; applicants are required to evidence recent experience in a primary school; selected applicants are required to attend an interview and meet the requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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