University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary (2-7 or 5-11) (Taught)

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Course summary

The Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a high-quality programme of professional education. Warwick's Centre for Teacher Education has partnerships with schools across the region. You will become a confident teacher and make a real difference to young children's development Our Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is based on a partnership between us and schools within the region. It is a high-quality programme of professional education, leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) and Master’s level credits. Our course aims to develop you into a highly reflective practitioner, able to adapt and respond to changes in settings and national educational contexts, and able to take responsibility for your ongoing professional development in preparation for future leadership. From us, you can expect a taught course which will prepare you for the realities and rigours of teaching a broad curriculum fit for the 21st century. You will also have access to excellent personal, academic and pastoral support. From our partner schools, you can expect a programme of mentor support and professional training and development, which will complement the University-based elements of the course, and which will support your development of classroom practice. You may also wish to consider our School Direct routes. Please visit the Centre for Teacher Education websiteLink opens in a new window to find out more. Enhanced training in SEN teaching and learning is a distinctive aspect of our school and professional experience. The Warwick Teacher Values, based on social justice, curiosity and creativity run through all our programmes.


Professional Enquiry This module is concerned with pedagogy – the method and practice of teaching. It addresses central issues such as, teaching methods, how children learn, meeting individual needs, assessment, adaptative teaching and behaviour management. Subject Studies This module is concerned with ensuring that you are able to teach children English, Mathematics and Science as well as all of the foundation subjects. It will develop your subject knowledge as well as provide you with a wealth of teaching approaches and activities for each subject. Professional Practice This module includes both taught content and school placements, and is underpinned by professional enquiry.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through written Master's level assignments, which are aimed at assessing your professional and subject specific learning. You will also be assessed on whether you meet the Teachers’ Standards at a level appropriate for a newly qualified teacher.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). At least Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent). Please note, the new Grade 4 is considered equivalent to the old Grade C within the new grading system from 2017 onwards. Apply through DfE Apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: ◾Band B ◾IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. Additional requirements You will be asked to demonstrate your suitability to become a trainee/ teacher by completing an Enhanced Disclosure DBS.

Fees and funding

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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary (2-7 or 5-11) at University of Warwick - UCAS