University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Primary, Early Years

This award is designed to support successful GTP graduates in the further professional development of their practice towards Master's level, firmly embedding their academic work in the context of their professional teaching in their employing school.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have QTS status through the Graduate Teacher Programme or School Direct route and an assessed professional portfolio, this portfolio must: evidence their QTS and how they have met the Teaching Standards; demonstrate a commitment to CPD; include support for the application from a Head Teacher. Applicants should normally be currently teaching in a school whilst participating in the course. Applications from those who are not currently teaching will be considered on a case-by-case basis; individuals in this situation must be able to find a school in which to undertake small-scale classroom based enquiry for the second module of the programme.

Course modules

Level 7 Master's level module (30 credits): A critical reflection on personal learning experiences, theories of learning and professional practice is explored through 2 written assignments. Master's level module (30 credits): A small scale case study research project carried out in the candidate's school in which they are employed.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed via assignments submitted periodically throughout the year, including: reflective pieces of writing, essays and a small scale research project.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232