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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Gain the experience, opportunity and knowledge to work in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in infant, junior and primary schools? with the PGCE Primary Education.

Our Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Primary course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach children aged five to 11.

We are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019), and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade. Reading's Institute of Education boasts award-wining tutors and consistently high graduate employment rates, and is recognised by Ofsted for "outstanding support and pastoral care".

If you wish to specialise in a particular subject, area or phase, you can apply to one of our four specialist PGCE Primary pathways:

  • PGCE Primary with Special Educational Needs
  • PGCE Primary with Early Years (3-7)
  • PGCE Primary with Mathematics Specialism

You will be taught by a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics, benefiting from their expertise and experiences in a wide range of educational settings and learning environments.

On the course you will develop teaching skills and techniques as well as acquire curriculum knowledge and understanding within a broad and relevant theoretical framework.


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. Other alumni bring their 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

  • University League Table


  • 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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