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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Winchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Obtain Qualified Teacher Status with Ofsted outstanding-rated initial teacher training
  • Gain practical experience with two school placements
  • Training informed by current research, led by expert tutors and grounded in a practical understanding of high quality primary teaching
  • Option to include an SEN specialism
  • Full-time and part-time routes offered
  • Option to gain Masters level credits
  • Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE)

PGCE Primary is a postgraduate professional programme of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) leading to the award of either Postgraduate Certificate in Education (for students achieving 40-60 Masters level credits) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (for students achieving fewer than 40 Masters levels credits, both including the recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

PGCE Primary at Winchester prepares you to teach the 5–11 age range. The course covers everything that trainee teachers need to develop professional skills associated with high-quality teaching: expert tuition in all primary school subjects; understanding of how children learn and effective pedagogy; meeting the needs of all learners and professional skills associated with high-quality teaching.

Students undertake studies in all elements of primary education; they extend their knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. These areas of understanding and skill are then applied to classroom practice during two assessed placements in schools or educational settings, dependent on the route being undertaken.

Our programme runs in close partnership with a wide range of schools and educational settings to provide supportive placements where you can develop your skills as a reflective teacher. You will spend 120 days developing your understanding and skills through classroom practice This includes 5 days pre-programme experience (under the direction of the programme) two assessed placements, one in the autumn term and a second in the spring/summer and a further three-week research based placement. Students on the 5-11 route with suitable pre-programme experience may take one placement in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting.

Full-time study is arranged to be consistent with the primary school year and starts with a pre-programme 5 days in school/s arranged by the student. Students are provided with a handbook to guide these pre-programme observations and activities.

The part-time route allows students to learn to teach over a period of two years. The programme experience involves a combination of campus-based taught sessions, distance learning and school-based experience. The school experience placements are completed by students on a full-time basis.

Teaching placements are predominantly in Hampshire primary schools, but this geographical area often extends to Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Surrey. Students also have the opportunity to take one of their placements in East London or the Isle of Wight. Students on the 5-11 route with suitable pre-programme experience may take one placement in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) for the purpose of delivering initial teacher training programmes to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Careers

The PGCE Primary programme at the University of Winchester has a high employability rate, with many students securing their first teaching posts in our partnership schools.

Application deadline

31 May 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

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

University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    9

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