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PGCE Primary Education with Early Years (3-7)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Gain early years experience and knowledge, benefit from our outstanding facilities and well-managed placements, and qualify as an early years teacher with our PGCE Primary Education with Early Years.

Our Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Primary Early Years pathway leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), giving you the experience, the opportunity, and the knowledge to work in both Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings and infant/primary school settings.

The EYFS is a unique phase of education which involves learning through play and first-hand experiences both inside and outdoors. This phase leads into Key Stage 1, where children really start to engage with learning to read, applying their mathematical knowledge, and making sense of how the world works.

Choose the early years pathway if you are interested in early learning and early child development. By choosing this pathway, you will experience both the EYFS and Key Stage 1 phases, and will therefore be highly skilled in two curricula. If you are interested in the rewards and challenges of being an early years expert teacher, choose this pathway.

Your tutors are internationally or nationally renowned experts, 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.


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.

You could also 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.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per 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 Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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