Primary Education, PGCE Postgraduate prospectus

  • Ofsted rated the quality of teacher training as 'Outstanding' in its recent report for Initial Teacher Education 2016
  • Voted in the top two universities in London with 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
  • 24 weeks ‘on the job’ comprehensive training in two consecutive age ranges.

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1 years full time

Overview

Overview

Are you looking for a rewarding career where no two days are the same and you will impact some of the most crucial years of a child's development?

Our PGCE in Primary Education (postgraduate and professional routes) will enable you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to teach in primary schools - particularly those in the urban inner-city. Here you will engage in core practice and learn the professional values of teaching.

You will have the opportunity to train in two consecutive age ranges, Foundation/Key Stage 1, or Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2, or Key Stage 2 (which encompasses both ages 7-9 and 9-11).

The quality of teacher training in Primary education was rated as "Outstanding" in the Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016 Ofsted found that "Headteachers unanimously agree that when NQTs from the University of Greenwich are employed 'hit the ground running'. They are very muich the first choice for employers in the local and wider London region."

School-based training

One of the most thrilling elements of our programme is our partnership with schools. You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a primary school, with extended experience in two schools.

This will be an integral part of your study and provides the context in which you can develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding.

There will also be further opportunities to engage in school based training in a range of specialist schools and educational contexts.

University-based training

In addition to school-based training, studies also take place in the university campus and cover all elements of the National Curriculum.

Our workshops are interactive and encourage you to work collaboratively. These include practical tasks and exploring theoretical perspectives. Opportunities are also provided for you to take an enhancement in an area of personal interest or expertise, e.g. Special Educational Needs.

Student support

Our expert staff are active researchers as well as being trained primary teachers. During the programme, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support your studies. Your tutor will be on hand to offer both personal career and academic guidance. Individual support and designated workshops are tailored to meet the needs of each of our individual students in order to ensure high quality outcomes.

Student satisfaction

  • Voted in the top 2 universities in London with 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Entry requirements during Clearing

The University of Greenwich is taking applications for a range of courses during Clearing 2018. If you are not already holding an offer you can apply through Clearing now, call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can find all the programmes available during clearing on our clearing listings page.

What people say

I am so thankful that I completed my PGCE at Greenwich, it was the best decision I've made. My tutors were all really passionate and knowledgeable about education and teaching. Teaching has always been a passion and dream of mine and the range of work placements within different types of schools were fantastic!

Stephanie Cook, PGCE Primary Education, NQT of the year (Kent Teacher of the Year Awards, 2016)

Extra information

Assessment

There is a range of assessment modes including:

  • Essays
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Practical teaching in school. 

After being formally assessed against the national statutory requirements, students can be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. The programme provides an opportunity for Master's-level credits, which can be gained through the submission of appropriate assignments.

Careers

Graduates of this programme can pursue a teaching career in primary schools.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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