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PGCE and ProfGCE in Primary Education

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    09-SEP-21, 09-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

This programme offers Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 3-11 age phases in primary schools with a choice of school placements in Foundation/Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2. The programme comprises of taught sessions at the University and school-based training.

Why choose this course?

The PGCE Primary programme is structured to allow you to develop the skills required by primary teachers to teach the full range of National Curriculum subjects, with a strong emphasis on English and mathematics, and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to primary practice. It also prepares you to meet the needs of individual learners by developing your awareness of child development, diversity, special educational needs and disabilities, behaviour and learners with English as an additional language. The programme will prepare you to teach the entire primary phase (3-11). You will, though, have a choice about the age groups where you will be placed when you go into school. You can opt for an age-range of training of either 3-7 (placements in EYFS and KS1) or 5-11 (placements in KS1 and KS2). It may be possible to undertake a 7-11 age-range of training (placements in upper and lower KS2). This is a full-time, 1 year programme. (5 days a week attendance). The PGCE is offered at master’s level and the 60 M level credits gained can be accredited towards a master’s degree, via our MA/MSc programmes. Those who achieve at Level 6 will be awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

What will I study?

You will be taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as engaging with directed tasks. Alongside taught content at the university and engagement with online learning materials, you will undertake school based training in partnership schools, where you will further develop your skills to become an excellent classroom teacher.

Careers

On successful completion of the programme you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and be ready to start your teaching career.

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    113 57%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    12

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