University of Brighton
Primary Education (3-7)
Course prepares graduates to teach in a foundation stage/key stage 1 setting (3-7 years) and reflects the early years curriculum and newly revised primary curriculum; the focus of the course is split between university-based studies and 2 block school placements, so students develop both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required for a successful career in teaching; students study the foundation stage and newly revised primary curriculum, and develop the ability to evaluate critically and reflect upon the principles of teaching and learning; participants gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies, and learn how to use and adapt them to meet the varying needs of the youngest learners.
Degree at 2.1 or equivalent in a subject area that has some relevance to early years/primary school teaching, but it does not need to be in a national curriculum area; experience of working in schools prior to application (at least 50 per cent of the required) minimum of 4 weeks recent experience (ideally more), in a primary classroom (Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2); applicants must demonstrate that they are familiar with the context that they intend to work in and provide evidence of some understanding of the teaching profession; experience of working with children (non-school-based context); previous experience of working with children in a non-school-based context, work or life experiences that have helped you to develop a good understanding of the needs of young children and how they learn, or other professional/vocational qualifications is considered; at least 5 subjects including English language, mathematics and science are required; all applicants are required to attend an interview in person either at the Falmer campus or at one of the partner schools; all offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check; for non-native speakers of English: 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Falmer Campus||Brighton||BN1 9PH||South East|