University of Reading

University of Reading

PGCE Primary with Special Educational Needs (5-11)

Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of working with children with disabilities, within mainstream and Special School settings. Our Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Primary (5-11) with Special Educational Needs Pathway leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach children aged 5-11 with disabilities. You will undertake placements in mainstream schools with additional resources units, as well as Special Schools. Choose this pathway if you would like to deepen your understanding of teaching and caring for children with special educational needs, either in mainstream or Special School settings. Your tutors are internationally or nationally renowned and their research regularly has a direct impact on school curricula and learning techniques, both in the UK and abroad. As experts in their field, their research also directly informs the focus and content of your course. Learning takes place through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge. Sessions may include participating in workshop style sessions with your peers; attending presentations by subject experts; working on tasks in groups; having individual tutorials; visits to schools or other education settings; visits to theatres, museums, galleries or sites of educational interest; and writing assignments on aspects of subject teaching and Professional Studies. Placements: Placements enable you to develop the skills and knowledge valued and desired by employers - you will build your confidence in the classroom and gain practical teaching experience. Placements also provide you with the opportunity to connect with potential employers and build your professional network. We have strong partnerships with over 300 local schools and are renowned for our relationships with these partner schools. Most schools in Berkshire employ at least one graduate of the Institute of Education. Facilities: The Institute of Education is based in our historic London Road campus. We have dedicated spaces for the teaching of specialist subjects such as music, PE, drama, the sciences, ICT, and art, including modern laboratories; musical studios, including an electronic drum kit room and a recording studio; well-equipped art studios and facilities for the practise of work in drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media; and studios for wet photography and printmaking, including silk-screen. We also have an incredible collection of teaching resources housed in the Learning Hub. Research: The Research Excellence Framework (2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, placed the Institute of Education in the top quartile of Education departments in the UK. Over 80% of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The impact of our research on educational policy and practice in first and second language education was judged to be world leading. Careers: Our students have excellent employment prospects - in fact many of our trainee teachers are employed before they graduate. The majority of our graduates go into schools and have rewarding teaching careers. Or you could take your educational skills to the worlds of business, culture, art, healthcare, human resources, adult learning and further varied fields. Studying with us enables you to progress in your career, with many students successfully pursuing promotion following graduation.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent). You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C (or 4) or above in GCSE mathematics, science and English or equivalent. Prior experience (minimum two weeks) in a maintained primary or early years school is required. You will also need to pass the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) skills tests and undertake a criminal record and occupational health check.

Course modules

Sample modules include: * The core subjects (English, maths and science) * Professional studies * The foundation subjects * Special Educational Needs * Leadership

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 16,070 per Whole course (International) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 10 Months
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 10 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Road Campus RG1 5AQ South East

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