Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

PGCE Primary (General)

This course is designed to allow graduates with an appropriate honours degree to train at postgraduate level to become a primary school teacher. You will leave this Teacher Training course with a PGCE qualification. This can be awarded at 3 levels dependent upon performance during the training year, either 30 (Professional) or 60 or 90 (Postgraduate) level 7 credits, in addition to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the required qualification to teach in England. The course aims to develop your professional competencies in the creation and delivery of programmes in primary education, and to develop the wider professional knowledge and skills expected of a qualified teacher. This is a 36 week course. The equivalent of 24 weeks (120 days) is spent in 2 carefully selected placement schools and 12 weeks in the university.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE: To apply for the course you will need a minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate subject. Mathematics, English and Science GCSE grade C qualifications. A good general education. QTS tests in Numeracy and Literacy must be passed before the commencement of the course. Ideally, these should be taken either before an interview or within 6 weeks of an offer. You will also need to demonstrate a good understanding of the education system gained from work or placement in schools or experience of working with primary school-aged pupils. You will be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach. You must be ICT literate. We recommend you submit a well considered personal statement on the UCAS application form as this is a key part of the shortlisting process.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands
Staffordshire University (Lichfield Campus) WS13 6QG West Midlands

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