University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Primary Education (General Primary, 5-11)

This course prepares students to teach in primary schools; the course is offered at Master's level and successful students are awarded 60 Master's level credits as well as recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS); 18 weeks are spent in schools; students who train for the 5-11 age range undertake a school placement in 2 age ranges, i.e. key stage 1 and lower key stage 2, or upper and lower key stage 2; the course is taught in partnership with local schools and students are taught and supported by a team of experienced tutors from the university and teachers in partnership schools; successful completion of this course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

1st degree (2.2 or above); GCSEs including English language, mathematics and science (A-C) (science for applicants born after 01/09/79); professional understanding; an awareness of current educational issues; be able to talk about recent relevant classroom experience in a UK (state) primary school (a minimum of 2 weeks in the last 2 years); all successful applicants must obtain an enhanced clearance from the disclosure and barring service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory medical declaration before commencement of the course; all suitable applicants are interviewed; literacy and numeracy tasks.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional studies; core curriculum studies (English, mathematics, science); foundation curriculum studies (e.g. history, physical education, information and communication technology, modern foreign languages).


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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