About this course
This primary teacher education course is designed for graduates who are committed to becoming primary school teachers. It trains you to teach the five to 11 age range.
As a trainee you will learn how to teach the entire primary curriculum as well as choosing a particular route. The PGCE with Modern Languages route is aimed at graduates with a good working knowledge of French or Spanish.
East London offers multicultural, multilingual and particularly vibrant schools in which to learn, but your training at UEL will qualify you to teach anywhere in England or Wales.
Our PGCE team is made up of experienced primary practitioners who have worked in a range of primary and early years settings across London as classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, advisory teachers and school leaders.
At UEL you will be part of a diverse community of students. Part of our mission is to bring to east London a teacher workforce that reflects the local community and, in 2013-14, 24 per cent of our Primary PGCE trainees were men.
- Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours in any discipline.
- Applicants must have had a minimum of five days work experience (voluntary or paid) with pupils in a mainstream primary school.
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade A - C in GCSE English, Maths and Science.
The entire interview process lasts about three hours. During the interview you will be asked to talk about a current educational issue. Please ensure you have done some research into current educational issues in advance of the interview. You could, for example, read recent editions of the Times Educational Supplement.
Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme.
Your responses to these tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the Primary PGCE programme.
During the individual interview you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.