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PGCE Primary Education (5 - 11 years)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Across the globe schools are seeking dynamic and highly qualified teachers to support pupils learning into the future.
Designed for those who want to teach pupils aged 5-11, our teacher training programme in primary education is based on both the UK and UAE standards.

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teacher training and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. Its staff have been working closely with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, on the development of this high-quality, teacher training programme which leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary Education.

The one year full-time PGCE in Primary Education will prepare you for entry into the teaching profession as a reflective and critically aware practitioner through a significant emphasis on research-led teacher education. The programme will include key elements delivered by staff from the University of Birmingham in Dubai supported by senior teachers in schools. It is designed to help you plan, teach and develop your classroom skills within the primary age range. Time within our teacher training programme will be spent developing necessary subject knowledge in English, Mathematics and Science alongside consideration of whole school issues such as Managing Behaviour.

Employability

Your University of Birmingham qualification is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.

Career progression

Following successful completion of the PGCE year, students have the option to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Studies. An MA in Teaching Studies can then be undertaken with includes an additional dissertation. The School also plans to offer postgraduates continuing professional development (CPD) courses for teachers and allied professionals in the near future.

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    57

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