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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Inspire the next generation by becoming a qualified teacher for 5 to 11-year-olds. You'll develop into a confident teacher who can improve the progress and outcomes of the children you teach. Our PGCE Primary courses also give you the opportunity to gain credits towards a master’s degree. This will strengthen your career prospects and progression even further.

Our PGCE Primary programme gives you a strong overview of the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 and non-National Curriculum subjects such as religious education.

Through this course you’ll:

  • learn about the National Curriculum, current policy, and safeguarding
  • develop skills for planning, teaching, assessing, and managing a classroom
  • conduct research such as a small-scale classroom investigation
  • have the chance to work in Kenya for two weeks, if the COVID-19 pandemic allows
  • explore positive attitudes to health and well-being of children and teachers

You’ll have 2 different school placements within Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire or the Isle of Wight. You’ll be placed as close as possible to home, but allow for up to 1 hour for travel (self-funded). The rest of the time you’ll be in University, other settings, and independently studying.


Successfully completing this PGCE Primary qualification will give you Qualified Teacher Status as well as your PGCE award. This means you'll be able to work as a teacher in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

We have high employment rates from our PGCE courses, with many trainees going on to work in our partnership schools.?Successful completion of the maths specialism route will also put you in a strong position, both when applying for jobs and career development.

If you choose to continue your studies, the credits you build up from your master’s-level modules can be put towards a future master’s degree qualification.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per 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 Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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