Postgraduate Certificate in Primary English

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 06/11/2018

The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary English is an innovative and flexible course that caters to the needs of teachers in primary schools and to the developing needs of the schools in which they work . This programme aims to build on excellence in your practice as a primary teacher of English and the skills you need to lead and develop the subject across your whole school. The programme enables you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers to help you develop critical approaches and strategies for teaching English in a primary context.

Course

Highlights

  • Build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching
  • Further understand how your pupils learn in English
  • Evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice

Additional

Information

Teaching through Conferences

For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four compulsory Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at Waterside Campus, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

Course Details

The programme enables you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers to help you develop critical approaches and strategies for teaching English in a primary context.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary English is for qualified teachers who wish to transform their own teaching practice and make an impact on the English teaching and learning within their own school. During the course we focus on areas of the English curriculum such as poetry, drama, use of film and technology as well as key areas such as phonics, grammar and spelling. You will enhance your own subject knowledge in these areas through relating this to effective teaching in the classroom.

Read more

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 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

When you have completed this course you will be an expert in the field of primary English, enabling you to lead this subject successfully in a primary education setting, impacting directly on the teaching and learning of English across your whole school.

Teachers who have completed this course have gone onto lead English successfully in their school, have gain confidence in applying and obtaining senior leadership positions as well as becoming trainers of English for local teaching schools as well as presenting the findings of their research projects at Head Teacher conferences.

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

All participants must be practising teachers in a primary setting.

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

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

This Masters’ level professional development course is for primary English teachers. It focuses on the development of the English curriculum in relation to your setting as well as considering what mastery in English might look like. It therefore remains current and reflects prevailing government agendas.

  • Developing Primary English (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM125
    Core Module Y
  • Leading Primary English (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM126
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

You will have the opportunity to:

  • improve your English subject and teaching knowledge
  • further understand how your pupils learn in English
  • evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice
  • build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching
  • support the development of your schools’ approach to English teaching and learning
Reading List
  • Metcalfe, J. Simpson, D. Toyn, M. and Todd, I. (2013) Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years. London: Learning Matters

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

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  (Year One 30 Credits) £1,125 (Year Two 30 Credits)

Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase.

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 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,100 (Year Two 30 Credits)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase.

Scholarships

EU Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

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 06/11/2018

  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary English is an innovative and flexible course that caters to the needs of teachers in primary schools and to the developing needs of the schools in which they work . This programme aims to build on excellence in your practice as a primary teacher of English and the skills you need to lead and develop the subject across your whole school. The programme enables you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers to help you develop critical approaches and strategies for teaching English in a primary context.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching
    • Further understand how your pupils learn in English
    • Evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice
  • The programme enables you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers to help you develop critical approaches and strategies for teaching English in a primary context.

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary English is for qualified teachers who wish to transform their own teaching practice and make an impact on the English teaching and learning within their own school. During the course we focus on areas of the English curriculum such as poetry, drama, use of film and technology as well as key areas such as phonics, grammar and spelling. You will enhance your own subject knowledge in these areas through relating this to effective teaching in the classroom.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Teaching through Conferences

    For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four compulsory Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at Waterside Campus, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

    • 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 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

      When you have completed this course you will be an expert in the field of primary English, enabling you to lead this subject successfully in a primary education setting, impacting directly on the teaching and learning of English across your whole school.

      Teachers who have completed this course have gone onto lead English successfully in their school, have gain confidence in applying and obtaining senior leadership positions as well as becoming trainers of English for local teaching schools as well as presenting the findings of their research projects at Head Teacher conferences.

  • All participants must be practising teachers in a primary setting.

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

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS 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

  • This Masters’ level professional development course is for primary English teachers. It focuses on the development of the English curriculum in relation to your setting as well as considering what mastery in English might look like. It therefore remains current and reflects prevailing government agendas.

    • Developing Primary English (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM125
      Core Module Y
    • Leading Primary English (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM126
      Core Module Y
      • Metcalfe, J. Simpson, D. Toyn, M. and Todd, I. (2013) Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years. London: Learning Matters
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

      *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

  • 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  (Year One 30 Credits) £1,125 (Year Two 30 Credits)

    Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase.

    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 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,100 (Year Two 30 Credits)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase.

    Scholarships

    EU Undergraduate Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

    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