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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 12850 per year
This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in either the 3 to 7 range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with around two thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school. It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers' Standards.
You will normally need:
DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure
When shortlisting for an interview, we will consider the following aspects of your qualifications:
Experience in a relevant setting is useful as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be aware of what a career in the teaching profession entails.
We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE.
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) - formerly the CRB and Health
In addition, you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Declaration of Health Form, or if required, a medical examination. In addition, all students will need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
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