PGCE or PCE through Higher Education Institution

Routes into Primary Teaching

Maheema Chanrai, last updated: 18th May 2016

PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) or (Professional Certificate of Education) through Higher Education Institution (HEI)

For those with a degree this is a one year intensive programme focussing on what is needed to in order to gain QTS. Programmes cover pedagogy, input into all the subjects within the curriculum (to a greater or lesser extent) and school placement (at least two over the year). The number of days on placement is 120. Those seeking the postgraduate certificate will complete Masters level modules. The professional certificate only grants QTS.

For more information, visit the Get Into Teaching website.

Primary PGCE courses are available at the following universities:

ENGLAND

East of England

University of Bedfordshire

Primary Education

 

University of Cambridge

Early Primary

General Primary

 

University of East Anglia

Primary (FS/KS1)

Primary (KS1/2)

Primary (KS2)

 

University of Hertfordshire

Primary Education

 

East Midlands

Nottingham Trent University

Primary Education

 

University of Derby

Primary

 

University of Leicester

Lower Primary (3-7)

Upper Primary (5-11)

 

University of Northampton

Primary Education (3-7)

Primary Education (5-11)

London

Brunel University London

Primary Education (5-11 years)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Lower Primary

Upper Primary

Kingston University

General Primary

Early Years

London Metropolitan University

Early Years/KS1

Primary (5-11)

London South Bank University

Early Years (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

Middlesex University

Primary Education with QTS

Roehampton University

Primary (FS/KS1)

Primary (KS1/2)

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Primary

UCL, University College London (University of London)

Primary

Primary EYFS/KS1 

University of East London

Primary

Primary with Early Years (3-7)

University of Greenwich

Primary

 

North East

Durham University

Primary Partnership

Newcastle University

Primary

Northumbria University

Primary Educatino PGCE

Primary Education BA (Hons)

University of Sunderland

Primary Education (5-11)

 

North West

Edge Hill University

Early Years Education

Primary

Liverpool Hope University

Early Years

Primary

Liverpool John Moores University

Primary (FS/KS1) PGDE with QTS

Primary (KS1/KS2) PGDE with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University

Early Years

Primary Education

University of Manchester

Primary

University of Chester

Early Years (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

University of Cumbria

General Primary (5-11) with QTS

Lower Primary (3-7) with QTS

 

South East

Canterbury Christ Church University

Primary

Primary Modular

Oxford Brookes University

Primary

The University of Reading

Early Years (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

University of Brighton

Primary

Primary Education (3-7)

University of Chichester

Primary Teaching

University of Southampton

Primary

University of Sussex

Primary (5-11)

University of Winchester

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

 

South West

Bath Spa University

Primary and Early Years (3-7)

Primary and Early Years (5-11)

Primary and Early Years (7-11)

The University of Gloucestershire

Teacher Training 3-7

Teacher Training 5-11

University of Exeter

Primary

Primary Humanities

University of Plymouth

Primary

Primary (Early Years)

University of St Mark & St John

Primary

University of the West of England, Bristol

Primary Initial Teacher Education (3-7)

Primary Initial Teacher Education (5-11)

West Midlands

Birmingham City University

Early Years Education

Primary and Early Years Education

Newman University

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

Staffordshire University

Early Years

Primary (Lichfield campus)

Primary (Stoke-on-Trent campus)

The University of Birmingham

Early Years

General Primary

The University of Warwick

Primary (5-11)

University College Birmingham

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11) 

University of Wolverhampton

Primary Education

University of Worcester

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Bradford College

Primary 

Leeds Beckett University

Primary Education (Early Years, 3-7)

Primary Education (5-11)

Leeds Trinity University

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

Sheffield Hallam University

Early Years and Primary Education (3-7)

Primary Education (5-11) 

The University of Huddersfield

Primary Education

Primary Education (Early Years and Key Stage 1)

The University of Hull

Primary (3-7)

Primary (5-11)

University of Leeds

Primary

York St John University

Lower Primary

Upper Primary

 

WALES

Courses in Wales are also available in Welsh. See individual course for details.

Bangor University

Primary Education (in partnership with Aberystwyth University)

Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)

Primary

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

Primary

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

Ulster University

Primary

St Mary's University College Belfast

Irish-medium Education (Primary)

Stranmillis University College

Early Childhood Studies

 

 

SCOTLAND

Universities in Scotland offer the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). For more information, visit the Teach in Scotland website.

Aberdeen

Primary Education - Taught Programme

Dundee

Primary Education PGDE

Edinburgh

PGDE (Primary)

Glasgow

Education (Primary/Secondary) PGDE

Highlands & Islands

Primary Teaching PGDE

Strathclyde

PGDE Primary

West of Scotland

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

This list was last updated in May 2016. If you are aware of any changes, please inform our Education Officer by emailing maheema.chanrai@history.org.uk.