More about this course
This exciting PGCE course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at London Metropolitan University and prepares you to teach five to 11-year-olds (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). You'll also be able to work in an Early Years setting.
Our course has two modules designed to help you develop an understanding of your future role as a primary school teacher. This structure gives you room to develop your classroom practice as well as examine the underlying principles and values around educational issues.
The Curriculum Studies module introduces you to the challenges of teaching within urban, multicultural and multilingual schools. You’ll also learn how to teach core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
The Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP) module includes your two extended school placements of 11 and 13 weeks. There are clear links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), giving you a responsible framework for meeting the needs of all the children you’ll teach.
Throughout your school placements, our school-based mentors and university-linked tutors will support you in in the classroom. The latter will also teach your university sessions, ensuring there is continuity of support throughout your training. By working in both environments, you have the chance to reflect on the links between your own teaching theory and practice.
This course was highly-rated by Ofsted in our most recent inspection:
"[There is an] inclusive, welcoming and open ethos and culture created by course leaders. Combined with the tailored and personalised support trainees receive, [this] enables [students] to successfully complete their training and confidently go on to gain employment."
Where this course can take you
This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach five to 11-year-olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure primary teacher roles at schools including Epsom Primary School, Dartford Bridge Primary, Mission Grove Primary School and more.
Your assessment will consist of four elements:
- School placement A
- School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
- a Professional Practice Portfolio which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
- the Educational Research Assignment, which allows you to explore an educational issue
There are no examinations.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2020/21 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- +Curriculum Studies
- +Professionalism and Inclusive Practice
- +School Experience to Progress Point 2
- +School Experience to Progress Point 5