University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Primary Education

Students focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and specialise in teaching Key Stages 1 and 2. It is practically based, with a strong theoretical back up, it will also students fully aware of recent educational developments such as the national primary strategy and every child matters. Learning is through experience, exploration and research, and is technology supported.

Entry requirements

A UK recognised Honours Degree (preferably 2.1 or above) in a National Curriculum subject. GCSE grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined Science) or equivalent. Evidence of your GCSE qualifications at interview. At time of submission students must also have a good level of IT skills. At time of submission students should have recent experience in a UK primary school, with exposure to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the day to day working of primary teachers, as well as explicit evidence of interaction with primary age children. (Minimum of 40 days in both Key Stages 1 and 2 = 20 days in Key Stage 1 and 20 days in Key Stage 2 (at least 20 days experience must be during the last academic year). This experience must be in a mainstream school. Other educational settings, for example, SEN / Nursery / Sure Start / any form of extra curricular coaching will not contribute towards the 40 days. Applicants will also be required to take part in an audit and interview.

Course modules

Modules include: an introduction to foundation subjects and redeveloping information and communication; technology skills for the primary school classroom; primary english; placements in 2 primary schools; primary maths; primary professional studies; primary science.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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