The PGCE Primary course enables you to evaluate your own philosophy of learning with an investigative, hands-on approach in which the children you teach are engaged through exploration and discovery.
We encourage, challenge and support our trainees through a comprehensive and stimulating teacher education experience, meeting your early professional development needs to help you become an effective, reflective teacher whose classroom practice puts children at the centre of a creative and engaging learning process.
- help you acquire the skills and expertise to support children's learning
- prepare you to teach in a variety of primary school settings
- provide professional development in all national curriculum subjects whilst supporting your subject specialism
Selection and entry requirements
Places on this course are generally in high demand so we advise that you apply as early as possible after the 1st September of the year before the one you wish to commence your studies. Applications come to the University via the Graduate Training Registry. Successful applicants should have:
- A degree
- Good literacy and numeracy skills
- A range of interests and aptitudes
- Experience and understanding of current teaching methods in primary schools
- A commitment to being an innovative teacher who can develop excellent relationships with pupils and understand that learning is a lifelong commitment
- Experience of working with children
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to be interviewed. At the interview you will be expected to give a short presentation illustrating your school-related experience and/or your engagement in group activities. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness of the role of the teacher and have knowledge of current issues in primary education. You will also be required to take tests in literacy and numeracy.