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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study Primary?

We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

At St Mary's, we look for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more. In line with the University Mission Statement, the programme seeks to prepare teachers for schools at home and abroad including for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

Why St Mary’s at WGU?

The Primary PGCE programme provides an intense training experience that combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences. The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

Critical understanding of educational theory

Reflective practice linked to professional standards

Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs

Subject-specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children.

Teaching methods

The University-based aspect of the programme comprises curriculum subjects and the wider professional role of the teacher. We aim to develop the pedagogical and practical skills necessary to be an outstanding teacher, as well enhancing subject knowledge.

You will leave the St Mary’s programme at WGU having met the requirements to teach. If this is not achieved, further support and time in school will be required. On the programme you will study two Master's modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

Assessment methods

Assessments are used to ensure you understand and can apply the knowledge gained while on the course - both in schools and on campus. This is done through a range of methods:

Self-assessment

Audit of subject knowledge for maths, English and science

Presentations

Micro-teaching

Posters

Essays

Practical sessions

Assessment is ongoing and tracked against the Teachers' Standards. High standards of attendance, punctuality and participation are requirements of all course elements. Assessment is ongoing while on school placements

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    112 56%

    62nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    80th

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