University of East London

Course Introduction

Trainees spend 24 weeks in schools, split between 2 contrasting school placements. Trainees work on a wide range of educational and professional issues such as parental involvement and the role of teachers.

Course Modules

Introduction to teaching and learning (learning styles); teaching in east London; introduction to key stage 2; observing teaching and learning; the national curriculum: principles and framework; introduction to the role of the teacher and support staff; introduction to behaviour management; introduction to lesson planning and evaluation; safeguarding children; introduction to monitoring and assessment; literacy across the curriculum; numeracy across the curriculum; child development and influences on learning; introduction to differentiation; introduction to special educational needs; introduction to English as an additional language; applying for teaching posts; raising achievement: tracking pupil progress; working with other adults in the classroom.

Course Additional Entry

Degree in relevant subject or significant work experience in a related field; GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics; interview required; by the start of the programme applicants are required to successfully complete a minimum of 3 days observation in a secondary school language department.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE £11,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees