PGCE Primary Education at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Our PGCE Primary course trains you to teach children aged 5 to 11. If you wish to specialise in a particular subject, area or phase, you can apply to one of our three specialist PGCE Primary pathways: Early Years (ages 3–7); Special Educational Needs; or Mathematics. The course leads to 60 master’s credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You'll gain the experience, opportunity and knowledge to work in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in infant, junior and primary schools, as well as early years settings. Experience inspirational teaching, individual support and high-quality phonics preparation as you develop teaching skills and techniques, and acquire curriculum knowledge. Study modules addressing the whole primary curriculum, as well as professional studies, with the option to complete master's-level modules in special educational needs and leadership. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules include:

  • the core subjects (English, mathematics and science)
  • professional studies
  • the foundation subjects
Master's level:
  • special educational needs
  • leadership
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent). You are normally required to have at least a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent from a university outside the UK. You will need to have achieved Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject, or equivalent qualifications. As part of the application process for this programme, you will be required to attend an interview. You will also need to demonstrate competence in Fundamental English and mathematics by the end of the course. This is a new DfE requirement which replaces the QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy. If you accept an offer with us you will also be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
EU £21350 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
International £21350 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
PGCE Primary Education at University of Reading - UCAS