This PGCE part-time programme focuses on the practical and theoretical elements of teacher training which aim to stimulate and challenge you.

Giving you flexibility in training to teach over two years, this course is particularly appropriate for graduate career changers or for those who want to have a more gradual build-up in the amount of teaching that you do.

Around two thirds of your time on this course is spent in schools, and around one third spent on partnership training in the University and school, supported by directed study. Practical teaching is introduced gradually, allowing you to build confidence and skills in a structured way.

Placements are gradually introduced, with a build up to longer placements in your second academic year. During your final placement, you will be summatively assessed against the Teachers’ Standards which will lead to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There are opportunities for enrichment experiences to develop your breadth of experience. Success on the course means you will have completed a postgraduate (with 60 credits at Masters level) or professional graduate qualification, have met all the QTS Teachers’ Standards and are ready to start the next academic year as an Early Career Teacher.

The programme helps you to develop a range of approaches to teaching for learning; subject specific, cross-curricular and creative. Training focuses on effective planning, how children learn, how children are assessed to identify next steps for learning and the importance of your wider professional role. You’ll carry out a series of school-based and directed study tasks which link theory to practice with an emphasis on your development as a critically reflective practitioner. You will be supported in your learning by university tutors, school teachers, school-based and University based mentors and your peers.

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I chose BGU because they offered a part-time option for the PGCE which was essential for me as a mature student. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the teaching at BGU and I’ve always found the staff supportive, especially the library (on and off campus) that is such a valuable resource.

PGCE Primary (Part-time)

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