University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Primary Education 5-11

Students on this course train to teach children within Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (5-11).

Entry requirements

An Honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2.1 or First. Evidence, usually a school headed letter, of a minimum 10 days experience in a school/setting (within the last 2 years) in a mainstream school in KS1 or KS2, which follows the National Curriculum, prior to application. We recommend gaining experience across both key stages. Applicants need to have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above and these must include mathematics, English Language and science. Applicants must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enrolling on the programme.

Course modules

Mathematics and English; science and design and technology; the wider curriculum including history, geography, art, music, PE, ICT, MFL, and re; professional studies; school experience.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and includes professional dialogues between trainee and tutor, written assignments and practical teaching. Partner schools share the responsibility for the assessment of the trainee during placements. A substantial part of the programme will be spent in partner settings and schools, which will enable trainees to develop competence in practical teaching in a range of educational contexts.


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

Campus details

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

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