Our primary postgraduate certificate in education offers students the opportunity to progress into primary school education in 1 year; it enable students to understand, prepare and subsequently deliver the full range of subjects from the Northern Ireland (NI) curriculum; covering foundation stage, key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2), the course ensures students have the theoretical basis as well as the practical experience of spending time within the primary school environment; the course is suitable for students if students have a degree in a subject field that is taught within primary schools under the NI curriculum.
GCSE passes at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, in English and Mathematics and Science; an Honours degree at 2.2 standard or above in an appropriate primary education subject; primary curriculum subjects to include mathematics, science, geography, history, languages/literature, art, music, drama, personal development, physical education, and religion; knowledge, interest and experience in the education of primary aged children in a formal classroom setting gained within the last three years (classroom practice should exceed at least 2 weeks); medical certificate of satisfactory health; evidence of good quality presentation and basic literacy skills are required throughout the application process; applicants will be scrutinised to ensure that they do not have a criminal record which would inhibit their ability to work safely with children; 2 acceptable references must be provided - 1 character and 1 academic.
Students spend 19 weeks in school and 19 weeks in the university; the course promotes the student�s intellectual development and preparation for teaching incorporates critical reflection on educational issues, theories and classroom practice; school-based work, which is an integral part of the course, enable you, as a student teacher, to develop and acquire teaching skills and to critically reflect and analyse what students have experienced; students are introduced to the requirements of the NI curriculum at foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2 in all subject areas with particular emphasis on language and literature, mathematics and the world around us; students undertake a specialism in 1 subject of the NI curriculum which is appropriately related to their degree subject(s); during the course students also acquire personal, subject and teaching competence in information and communications technology; the course also includes a qualification in the teaching of religious education in the primary school.
Your performance on the course will be assessed through coursework and school experience.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Coleraine Campus||Coleraine||BT52 1SA||Northern Ireland|
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