Newcastle University

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Primary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS) Education


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PGCE (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The intensive PCGE programme will enable you to teach with confidence and competence throughout the primary age range.
The PGCE covers the 5 to 11 age range with an emphasis on either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. We currently have a number of places for primary French specialists.The programme consists of school experience, primary professional studies and curriculum studies. Almost half your time (18 weeks) will be spent in schools, to build your confidence and competence as a classroom practitioner. The focus on professional studies and curriculum studies will prepare you to deliver the National Curriculum in school. You will cover: art; design and technology (D and T); English; geography; history; information and communication technology; mathematics; music; physical education; religious education; science.As a result of your teaching placement you must demonstrate compliance with all Qualified Teacher Status standards including passing the Training and Development Agency for Schools' (TDA) tests in numeracy, literacy and ICT. You undertake 60 credits of MasterÆs-level modules throughout your training year. If you successfully pass all components, you graduate with the PGCE at MasterÆs level and are recommended for QTS.
Students who pass the PGCE with QTS have the option to continue their studies on a part-time basis on the MEd Practitioner Enquiry. The MEd focuses on teaching and learning in school settings and draws on the experience you acquire through your day-to-day teaching. Students choosing this option benefit from fast-track entry, which enables them to complete the MEd Practitioner Enquiry in two years.


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