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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study this course?

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds on this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE course. You’ll address the challenges of teaching in multicultural classrooms and gain hands-on practical experience during school placements. With both a diverse teacher and student population, London is the ideal location if you want to teach in an urban environment.

Trainees on our PGCE Primary courses achieve high results, with 95% receiving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course and 96% going on to gain employment, often in one of their placement schools.

More about this course

This exciting Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Primary course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and will prepare you to teach five to 11-year-olds (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) at primary school level. You’ll also be equipped to work in early years settings.

The Viridis Schools partnership is made up of seven successful primary school and nursery settings in Hackney, east London.

The structure of the course gives you room to develop your skills in the classroom as well as examining the underlying principles and values around educational issues.

In the Curriculum Studies module, you’ll address the challenges of language, diversity and equality across the curriculum and learn how to teach core subjects including English, mathematics and science.

The Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP) module includes two extended school placements of 11 and 13 weeks. With its clear links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), you’ll have a responsible framework for meeting the needs of every child you teach.

Throughout your school placements you'll be supported by school-based mentors and University tutors. The latter will also teach your university sessions, providing you with continued guidance throughout your training. By working in both environments, you’ll have the chance to reflect on the links between teaching theory and practice.


Your assessment will consist of four elements:

School placement A
School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled throughout the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
an Educational Research Assignment, which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

After the course

This intensive PGCE Primary course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach five to 11-year-olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure primary teacher roles at schools including Whitings Hill Primary School, Stanford Primary School, Godwin Primary School and more.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,700per year

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

University information

London Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

Both campuses are in the heart of London, arguably the best city in the world for university students.
London Met is home to a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
The dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, family and dependants, and work opportunities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 81 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%



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