University of Chester

University of Chester

Primary Education

This programme seeks to enhance the personal and professional qualities applicants already have and develop sensitivity to the needs of others and due regard for equal opportunities; students receive training in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and spend 18 weeks in 2 schools and across the 2 key stages; the course includes full coverage of the subjects of the primary curriculum to enhance skills, confidence and employment prospects; students receive guidance and support from a team of tutors in university and in schools; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (minimum of 2.1); GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English language, mathematics and a science (preferably combined); school experience; disclosure is required; it should be noted though that a grade B in 1 or more of the above subjects would be preferred.

Course modules

Professional Development Education (PDE): the role of the teacher (class management; the teacher and the law; working with children with special educational needs); study of the core curriculum subjects of English, mathematics and science plus work on information and communications technology (ICT); an introduction to each of the non-core subjects: religious education; personal or social or health education and citizenship.

Assessment methods

3 assignments (1 with a focus on core subjects of the National Curriculum, 1 with a focus on non-core subjects of the national curriculum, and 1 with a focus on Professional Development Education assessed against Master's level criteria (level 7) giving successful students 60 credits towards a Master's degree.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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PGCE Admissions
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01244 511000