PGCE Top-up Primary/Early Years/Secondary

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
October

Overview Updated 27/11/2018

The PGCE Top-up course enables you to achieve the academic award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) if you have already successfully completed a Graduate Teacher Programme, or School Direct programme and gained Qualified Teacher Status without the academic award. This PGCE is accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland which means on successful completion you will have met the requirement to be eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Scotland.

If you are interested in doing this, information about the rest of the requirements for registration can be found on the GTCS website. In addition, QTS holders in the UK and internationally will benefit from this one year programme, designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible schedule to fit around work schedules.
  • Course is accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland.
  • Achieve PGCE status if you have already completed the required credits.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

The entire course consists of 18 hours of interactive, taught sessions, involving activities and discussions. This course is run over three terms, generally in October, January and April. You should also expect to do six to 10 hours of private study each week.

The structure of the course has been created to accommodate practicing teachers term times, this is largely an online course with the requirement for private study. There are 3 conferences held at the University (one per term, usually held on Saturdays).

Course Details

This course enables academic study alongside full-time teaching. It consists of formal taught sessions with tutors held at weekends or during the mid-term breaks. We also deliver teaching through online sources, which you can access anywhere, at your convenience through our Virtual Learning Environment, NILE. You will also have access to the library and a tutor, who will be available to help in person, via email and over the phone.

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Open Days

Discover your Course

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 packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

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

Careers

Career Opportunities

Most PGCE top-up students will already be professional teachers, however this qualification will allow you to teach in other countries, subject to their own regulations, and opens up opportunities for career progression such as leadership and management.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2:2 classification from their First Degree from a UK university of equivalent.

You must have QTS status through the Graduate Teacher Programme or School Direct route and an assessed professional portfolio. This portfolio must include:

  • evidence of your QTS and how you have met the Teaching Standards
  • demonstration of your commitment to CPD
  • support for your application from your Head Teacher

Further information about the full contents of the portfolio will be sent to you when you apply.

Applicants should normally be currently teaching in a school whilst participating in the course. If you are not currently teaching your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis; individuals in this situation must be able to find a school in which to undertake small-scale classroom based enquiry for the second module of the course. We are happy to discuss this with individuals.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Autobiographical Educational Experience, Theories and Professional Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM001
    Core Module Y
  • PGCE School Experience Research Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM002
    Core Module Y
  • PGCE Professional Portfolio (60 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3047
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

This course is delivered online, with only three face-to-face days. It is therefore possible to study on this course even if you live some distance from Northampton.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate and doctorate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt.

Education MA

Education MA (English Language Teaching)

Education MA (Mathematics Pathway)

 

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 and Enterprise

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

19/20 Tuition Fees

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

Part Time: £1,125  per 30 credit module

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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Updated 27/11/2018

  • The PGCE Top-up course enables you to achieve the academic award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) if you have already successfully completed a Graduate Teacher Programme, or School Direct programme and gained Qualified Teacher Status without the academic award. This PGCE is accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland which means on successful completion you will have met the requirement to be eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Scotland.

    If you are interested in doing this, information about the rest of the requirements for registration can be found on the GTCS website. In addition, QTS holders in the UK and internationally will benefit from this one year programme, designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible schedule to fit around work schedules.
    • Course is accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland.
    • Achieve PGCE status if you have already completed the required credits.
  • This course enables academic study alongside full-time teaching. It consists of formal taught sessions with tutors held at weekends or during the mid-term breaks. We also deliver teaching through online sources, which you can access anywhere, at your convenience through our Virtual Learning Environment, NILE. You will also have access to the library and a tutor, who will be available to help in person, via email and over the phone.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    The entire course consists of 18 hours of interactive, taught sessions, involving activities and discussions. This course is run over three terms, generally in October, January and April. You should also expect to do six to 10 hours of private study each week.

    The structure of the course has been created to accommodate practicing teachers term times, this is largely an online course with the requirement for private study. There are 3 conferences held at the University (one per term, usually held on Saturdays).

    • Discover your Course

      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 packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

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

    • Career Opportunities

      Most PGCE top-up students will already be professional teachers, however this qualification will allow you to teach in other countries, subject to their own regulations, and opens up opportunities for career progression such as leadership and management.

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2:2 classification from their First Degree from a UK university of equivalent.

    You must have QTS status through the Graduate Teacher Programme or School Direct route and an assessed professional portfolio. This portfolio must include:

    • evidence of your QTS and how you have met the Teaching Standards
    • demonstration of your commitment to CPD
    • support for your application from your Head Teacher

    Further information about the full contents of the portfolio will be sent to you when you apply.

    Applicants should normally be currently teaching in a school whilst participating in the course. If you are not currently teaching your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis; individuals in this situation must be able to find a school in which to undertake small-scale classroom based enquiry for the second module of the course. We are happy to discuss this with individuals.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

    • Autobiographical Educational Experience, Theories and Professional Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM001
      Core Module Y
    • PGCE School Experience Research Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM002
      Core Module Y
    • PGCE Professional Portfolio (60 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3047
      Core Module N
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate and doctorate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt.

      Education MA

      Education MA (English Language Teaching)

      Education MA (Mathematics Pathway)

       

    • 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.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

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

    Part Time: £1,125  per 30 credit module

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour