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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Coach Lane Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

This is a two year Part-Time Distance Learning PGCE Programme with a focus on the 3-7 year group.

Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education, this innovative high quality distance learning Early Primary course has been specifically developed to provide a route for students wishing to achieve a PGCE in Early Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. It has been especially designed to facilitate students who prefer both a school based and distance based route into teaching and require a longer trajectory of study due to work and life commitments. Students complete the programme in two years.

This Early Primary course is divided into two parts. Both Part 1 and Part 2 consist of: on line study with directed tasks to be completed in an experience school, module assignments and an assessed teaching placement. This is supported by two university weekends and occasional study days. ICT confidence and access to a personal computer with a broadband internet facility are essential requirements

The Early Primary course is designed to support students towards achieving the Standards for QTS.

PGCE Early Primary students gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Early Primary National Curriculum with particular focus on the 3-7 range, whilst obtaining a broad range of experiences. Students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work independently as a self-motivated distance learner with support from their curriculum and professional tutors online.

This is a route designed for highly motivated people, from all walks of life. It enables them to have the opportunity to enter a hugely rewarding profession. In following this route you will receive an excellent introduction to the teaching profession.

Assessment

The content of the programme will reflect the curricula requirements of the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for England. There will also be tasks and assignments that will relate to the extended life of a school, educational theory and a wider understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the teacher.

Our PGCE students experience great success in entering teaching straight away. Career opportunities include teaching in maintained and independent nursery, infant, primary, and first schools, as well as in other areas of education, such as Children's Centres and other early years settings.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 9,250overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    49th

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    151 73%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    4th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

    17

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