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PGCE Primary Education with QTS

Middlesex University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results.

Why study PGCE Primary Education with QTS* at Middlesex University?

This one-year full time course enables you to meet the national standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. We have excellent relationships with schools across London and the surrounding area and during your studies you'll spend up to 120 days in a school setting.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the education system and practical teaching strategies as well as then having the opportunity to apply them. You will be introduced to further issues and strategies each week, which you will be able to investigate and apply in a practical setting before reflecting on the entire experience. The serial nature of the course allows you to return to University regularly to reflect on your practical application.

The teaching quality and individual support for students on the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes at Middlesex consistently produce the highest outcomes and very high employment rates of our trainees who typically gain their first teaching appointments during the courses. You will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching, and who are widely published across disciplines such as multilingualism, diversity and childhood development.

Course highlights

  • You will be encouraged to stay in contact with your tutors, allowing continual mentoring and mutual knowledge exchange
  • The diverse teaching placements enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multi-faith settings and schools in an international, urban environment
  • Many of our graduates have their first teaching post at the schools where they had a placement
  • You can undertake an optional enrichment placement in a SEND school
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best...

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Course Content

This is an intensive five-day-a-week course, during which you may also have directed work to carry out during the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. You should expect a teacher's normal working day during your school placement.

The school-based component is focused on two placements in different schools which will provide you with opportunities to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2. Initially, you will assist the class teachers before taking responsibility for the classes for a substantial period in the spring and summer terms. You will be placed in our partnership schools where teachers have been trained to act as mentors to support and assess you.. You will also have the opportunity to do a third placement in a SEN/D school. You should expect to spend a total of 120 days in school over the two placements.

During the University-based component of the course you study the subjects of the National Curriculum for the primary age range, with their appropriate pedagogy. You are introduced to the practical aspects of classroom management and explore some wider issues concerning early years and primary education. The course content will reflect current initiatives and developments in education.

Primary with maths

If you have an A Level in Maths at Grade B (or equivalent) you could be eligible to receive the £6000 bursary for primary with maths. With this option, we can offer additional training in maths whilst preparing you to teach the full primary curriculum so that you develop a maths specialism. Eligible applicants should still apply for the PGCE Primary Education (QTS), and highlight their eligibility in their personal statement. Our most recent OFSTED report (Dec, 2016) highlighted that maths is a strength across our primary provision, and that trainees and NQTs develop a secure understanding of complex areas of the mathematics curriculum.

Modules

  • Learning and Teaching : a broad and balanced curriculum (30 Credits)- Compulsory

  • Primary Professional Development One (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory

  • Across the curriculum, beyond the classroom (30 Credits)- Compulsory

  • Primary Professional Development Two (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory

This is an intensive five-day-a-week course, during which you may also have directed work to carry out during the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. You should expect a teacher's normal working day during your school placement. The school-based component is focused on two placements in different schools which will provide you with opportunities to teach across the 5-11 age...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Hendon

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • For PGCE Primary, you will need a 2.2 Hons degree or above
  • Degrees in all subjects are considered.
  • Additionally you must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent) or be taking/retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS

Further requirements

The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria document. You must have:

  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and maths or standard equivalent
  • passed the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills Tests
  • been subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check

It is recommended that you gain some experience of working in a school context before you start the programme. Recent experience in a primary school setting will support you in making the right career choice and, if completed prior to interview, will support you in your ability to contribute to the tasks during the selection process.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Please note, due to restrictions placed on students with a Tier 4 visa undertaking part-time study by the UKVI, courses requiring a placement cannot be studied by International students.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course requires an interview. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

All applicants for PGCE Primary Education programmes will be required to pass the Department for Education Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. You should submit an application as early as possible via UCAS and if invited for interview, then make arrangements to book and take the skills tests as soon as possible. We strongly advise that you book and pass the test before the interview as that will give you the best possible chance of success. However, if you haven't passed at the time of the interview, your offer will be conditional on passing the tests by an assigned date.

Qualifications For PGCE Primary, you will need a 2.2 Hons degree or above Degrees in all subjects are considered. Additionally you must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent) or be taking/retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star...

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Assessment Methods

All University-based modules are assessed by coursework. School-based modules are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Each module is assessed on a pass/fail basis. All modules are compulsory and must be passed. You do not have an automatic right to reassessment for the school-based modules.

All University-based modules are assessed by coursework. School-based modules are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Each module is assessed on a pass/fail basis. All modules are compulsory and must be passed. You do not have an automatic right to reassessment for the school-based modules.

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