University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Primary Education (Upper Primary)

Training consists of a blend of campus-based teaching, directed independent study and school-based training in Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1. Trainees have a full timetable that spans 5 days a week, so commitment and resilience are essential qualities.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 (Hons) degree required awarded by a UK university (or equivalent). GSCE English language, mathematics and science (a single subject or combined award) at grade C or above (or equivalent). Students also need recent (last 2 years) work experience in a state primary school of at least 10 days, preferably gained in a continuous block in order to complete school-based tasks. Students are required to pass Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy. Interview required to assess personal suitability for teaching. Applicants with overseas qualifications must have them validated by NARIC before applying.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
De Havilland Campus Hatfield AL10 9EU South East

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