University of Hull

University of Hull

Primary Education (Early Years)

This course is focused on the 3-7 year age phase covering the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curricula; the course has been designed so that student-teachers' knowledge and understanding develops to meet the standards set out in the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)/TA (Teaching Agency) document: Qualifying to Teach and thus are eligible to gain the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); all taught course elements are planned to reflect the links between the taught course and the experiences in schools; teachers from our Partnership Schools contribute to the recruitment process, to the planned and taught elements of the course, and also act as mentors on the teaching practice placements; there is a build-up of responsibility in the classroom that matches the staged course-based training; there is also continuous contact throughout the year with teachers and schools that are in close partnership with the University; the course programme derives from close study of the child as a developing individual and interactive member of a group; the course places considerable emphasis on developing skills in planning and the assessment of learning, and on the curriculum for the age range; emphasis is also placed on the quality of the classroom as a stimulating environment designed to accelerate learning and development; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess a recognised Honours degree (preferably 2.2 or above) of a British University, or equivalent qualification; prior to interview candidates must possess: GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) in English, mathematics and a science subject; a broad academic profile that reflects subject knowledge and competence in the areas of the foundation subjects of the primary curriculum and religious education; a level of competence and familiarity with information communication technology, that can realistically ensure the trainees' required development under the terms of DCSF regulations currently in force relevant evidence and experience related to working with children and teachers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous, by means of assignments, practical projects, directed study and directed tasks; successful completion of school experience is also required as part of the assessment process; course participants must also comply with the requirements of the Standards set out in the DfES/TA document indicated above.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Scarborough Campus Scarborough YO11 3AZ Yorkshire and the Humber

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PGCE Admissions Office Scarborough Campus
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