University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The programme aims to train teachers who are confident in all settings, particularly urban and inner'city schools. Students train for 2 consecutive key stages, either 3'7 years or 5'11 years. Although students are expected to specialise in teaching either 3'7 years or 5'11, they have an opportunity to observe and engage in structured experience across the full primary range. This programme is run in partnership with schools and students spend a minimum of 18 weeks in a primary school. The full'time programme requires students to be available for classes and school experience each weekday. The programme is also offered in a flexible mode, which offers an individual training plan building on student's existing skills, knowledge and experience, while seeking to accommodate their other commitments. Aims of the programme: To develop practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to work with primary school children, to train students to teach in 2 consecutive stages (Foundation and Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 1 and 2) with an understanding of the National Curriculum and learning needs of children from Foundation stage to Key Stage 3, to develop professional values and practice needed to meet the broad demands teaching.

Course Modules

Core curriculum (English, mathematics, science); education and professional studies; information communication technology; the foundation curriculum; school experience; needs analysis for flexible learning students.

Course Additional Entry

A good degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. Clear written and spoken English. Candidates attend an interview and must provide recent evidence of a minimum of 10 days working with/observing children in a primary school classroom. Candidates must have grade C at GCSE in English, mathematics and science.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE
2 years
Part Time
PGCE
1 year
Full Time
PGCE (professional)
2 years
Part Time
PGCE (professional)