University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Primary Education

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which will allow students to teach key stages 1 and 2 in primary schools in England and Wales. Students gain practical experience in 2 of around 250 schools with whom the university has partnerships.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent, directly relevant to subject specialism. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English language, mathematics and a science. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates. Professional Skills Tests: The Department for Education has introduced Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. Candidates are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application. Experience: applicants will be expected to demonstrate recent and relevant experience of children in primary schools and understanding of what it is to be a teacher. All applicants are required to attend an interview in person either at the Falmer campus or in 1 of the partner schools. All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 in all elements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 13,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

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