Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE

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

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

The University of Northampton has been recognised as one of the top 25% performing ITT providers (DfE, 2017) and has been awarded multiple year allocation for training places.

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 five to 11 years). At the end of the course you will be recommended for QTS, allowing you to teach anywhere in the country, and you will also have 60 credits at Master’s level.

Course

Highlights

  • Study with a top 25% institution for Initial Teacher Training.
  • School-based Placements.

Additional

Information

School based placements

Work experience is integral to this course through school-based Placements. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of 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 demonstrate the professional standards for teaching required by the Department for Education and exceed the minimum expectations for each Standard. We are committed to ensuring you are graded as a ‘Good’ teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children.

If you studied your undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 or PGCE Primary QTS 3-7 course in 2018/19 then you will be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award*.

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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
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

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), and Health checks.

You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enroling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

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

English Language Requirements

Course Content

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

Facilities &

Special Features

We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to use. 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
  • The core text is Cremin, T. and Arthur, J. (eds) (2014) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. 3rd 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

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.

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.

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.

Full Time: £9,250

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  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
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Updated 16/11/2018

  • The University of Northampton has been recognised as one of the top 25% performing ITT providers (DfE, 2017) and has been awarded multiple year allocation for training places.

    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 five to 11 years). At the end of the course you will be recommended for QTS, allowing you to teach anywhere in the country, and you will also have 60 credits at Master’s level.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study with a top 25% institution for Initial Teacher Training.
    • School-based Placements.
  • You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to demonstrate the professional standards for teaching required by the Department for Education and exceed the minimum expectations for each Standard. We are committed to ensuring you are graded as a ‘Good’ teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children.

    If you studied your undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 or PGCE Primary QTS 3-7 course in 2018/19 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 a variety of 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), and Health checks.

    You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enroling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

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

    English Language Requirements

    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

    • Professional studies (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM004
      Core Module Y
    • Placement 1, 2 and 3 Primary Education 5-11 (20 credits each) ( Credits)
      Module code: ITT3051P, ITT3052P and ITT3053P
      Core Module Y
    • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM003
      Core Module Y
      • The core text is Cremin, T. and Arthur, J. (eds) (2014) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. 3rd Ed. Abingdon: Routledge (also available as an eBook).
    • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Full Time: £9,250

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour