Duration
1 year
Intakes
Sep
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Local students
USD 12,682
GBP 9,000
Foreign students
USD 15,078
GBP 10,700
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Our primary teacher education courses are designed for graduates who are committed to becoming primary school teachers. 

All trainees learn how to teach the entire primary curriculum as well as choosing a particular route. The Primary PGCE with Music route gives you additional expertise in supporting the teaching and learning of music. It is not essential to be a musician, but you should feel strongly about the important role of music in primary schools. 

East London offers multicultural, multilingual and particularly vibrant schools in which to train, but your training at UEL will qualify you to teach anywhere in England or Wales.

UEL’s 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 co-ordinators, advisory teachers and school leaders.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Interviews:
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.