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Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 02/07/2020

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The University of Northampton has a long-standing reputation in training creative, dynamic and innovative teachers that transform lives and inspire change for children.

This course is for graduates who are interested in a career in teaching. You will be trained to teach Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (children aged 5 to 11 age range). At the end of the course you will be recommended for QTS, and you will also have studied for  60 credits at Masters’ level.

Course

Highlights

  • Super supportive learning environment with a 2/7 library and learning zone
  • School placements in two different schools.

Additional

Information

School-based placements

Work experience is integral to this course through school-based placements. You will have the opportunity to work in schools across Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties, giving you the best teaching foundation possible.

Course Details

You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to become a dynamic teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children. In doing so, you will demonstrate the professional standards for teaching required by the Department for Education.

If you studied your undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 course in 2020/21 then you will be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award*.

Read more

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you successfully complete this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which is presently nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers. You will be assessed in teaching the 5-11 age range, thus giving you access to a primary teaching career.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2:1 or First. It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above and these must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. You must have these before applying. You will be interviewed and you will need to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disqualification by Association and Health checks.

Intellectual and academic capabilities 

Prior to the award of QTS, providers must assure trainees’ capabilities in English and mathematics. Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics must be undertaken by the trainee teacher in addition to other aspects of their training.  It is the trainee’s responsibility to secure Fundamental English and mathematics, whereas responsibility for assurance lies with the provider.

If you would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

Trainees achieving the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) must take all ITE modules and pass all Level 6 and Level 7 modules. Trainees achieving the Professional Graduate Certificate must take all ITE modules and pass all level 6 modules and engage with Level 7 modules.

  • Placement 1 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3051P
    Core Module Y
  • Placement 2 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3052P
    Core Module Y
  • Placement 3 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3053P
    Core Module Y
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM003
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Studies (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM004
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to. It is made up of resources specifically for trainee teachers, to support you in your placements. You will be able to borrow activities, planning materials, puppets, games and large books for story time, among many other things.

“The quality of training is enhanced by the excellent resources at the University” (Ofsted 2014).

Reading List
  • Cremin, T. and Burnett, C. (eds) (2018) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. 4th Ed. Abingdon: Routledge (also available as an eBook).

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fee

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional costs
There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.

19/20 Tuition Fee

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional costs
There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

360 Virtual Tour

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Updated 02/07/2020

  • Apply Now

    The University of Northampton has a long-standing reputation in training creative, dynamic and innovative teachers that transform lives and inspire change for children.

    This course is for graduates who are interested in a career in teaching. You will be trained to teach Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (children aged 5 to 11 age range). At the end of the course you will be recommended for QTS, and you will also have studied for  60 credits at Masters’ level.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Super supportive learning environment with a 2/7 library and learning zone
    • School placements in two different schools.
  • You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to become a dynamic teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children. In doing so, you will demonstrate the professional standards for teaching required by the Department for Education.

    If you studied your undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 course in 2020/21 then you will be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award*.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    School-based placements

    Work experience is integral to this course through school-based placements. You will have the opportunity to work in schools across Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties, giving you the best teaching foundation possible.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you successfully complete this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which is presently nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers. You will be assessed in teaching the 5-11 age range, thus giving you access to a primary teaching career.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2:1 or First. It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

    You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above and these must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. You must have these before applying. You will be interviewed and you will need to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disqualification by Association and Health checks.

    Intellectual and academic capabilities 

    Prior to the award of QTS, providers must assure trainees’ capabilities in English and mathematics. Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics must be undertaken by the trainee teacher in addition to other aspects of their training.  It is the trainee’s responsibility to secure Fundamental English and mathematics, whereas responsibility for assurance lies with the provider.

    If you would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

     

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • Trainees achieving the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) must take all ITE modules and pass all Level 6 and Level 7 modules. Trainees achieving the Professional Graduate Certificate must take all ITE modules and pass all level 6 modules and engage with Level 7 modules.

    • Placement 1 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3051P
      Core Module Y
    • Placement 2 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3052P
      Core Module Y
    • Placement 3 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3053P
      Core Module Y
    • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM003
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Studies (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM004
      Core Module Y
      • Cremin, T. and Burnett, C. (eds) (2018) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. 4th Ed. Abingdon: Routledge (also available as an eBook).

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to. It is made up of resources specifically for trainee teachers, to support you in your placements. You will be able to borrow activities, planning materials, puppets, games and large books for story time, among many other things.

    “The quality of training is enhanced by the excellent resources at the University” (Ofsted 2014).

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fee

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional costs
    There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.

    19/20 Tuition Fee

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional costs
    There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour