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University of Gloucestershire Teachers College (Graduate Entry, Primary)



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University of Gloucestershire’s School of Education in England (UK)

Education can offer exciting and rewarding opportunities and the University of Gloucestershire in England is a great place to take your first steps. The University of Gloucestershire has been making a significant contribution to the field of teacher education for over 150 years and thrives on the opportunity to further enhance our longstanding international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

Gloucestershire’s links to schools of all types mean you’ll be challenged in a variety of placements. You’ll have a chance to specialize so if you’ve got a passion such as a hobby or subject, you can bring an extra dimension to the classroom.

The University of Gloucestershire are ranked in the top 10 for student experience (Times University Guide 2016) and the School of Education lead the way in high quality research, teaching and professional education.


About the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary

The PGCE Primary at the University of Gloucestershire gives a high priority to school based learning and to developing your abilities of analysis, evaluation and autonomous learning and development

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015

Teaching is a challenging, rewarding and fascinating career within education. The PGCE Primary Teacher Training course at the University of Gloucestershire in England aims to prepare you for entry into the teaching profession through developing your expertise in teaching children aged either three to seven years or five to eleven years. There are two possible awards: Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, depending on attainment in the academic aspects of the course. Both awards include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Ofsted says about the course:

‘The outcomes for trainees are outstanding’

We have an ‘Outstanding reputation for providing the quality and type of teachers that schools in the area need and want’

We provide ‘Thoughtfully designed, innovative training provided by the university in liaison with partner schools’

You will ‘Gain deeper understanding about how children learn, behave and develop’

We have an ‘Impressive range of teaching methods, strategies and approaches’

The PGCE course at Gloucestershire is planned and taught in partnership with a range of primary schools and early years settings. During the course, you will be placed in at least two different schools, as well as engaging in taught lecture and seminars. In all school placements, you will work alongside experienced teachers to develop your understanding of how to promote learning and a love of learning with your class.

In preparing you to meet the Teachers’ Standards, and therefore be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, this course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and professionalism within a supportive learning environment.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Applicants applying to UK schools must include both High School and University transcripts.
  • Interview required.
  • You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent preferably in a subject that is relevant to the primary school curriculum
  • You will need a minimum grade C in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at GCSE
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of successful experience in a primary classroom setting (a minimum of ten full days is advised)
  • Successful completion of the literacy and numeracy professional skills test
  • In addition to the above successful applicants will be required to complete two weeks of school experience in a primary school before commencing the PGCE course
  • School Direct PGCE route: This scheme offers an un-salaried placement within a school, with training provided jointly by the school and the University of Gloucestershire. Once qualified, trainees often go on to teach in the same school or another within the partnership. This training program is also full-time, for one academic year. Please view our postgraduate funding page for more information.

Please note that all applications for PGCE program are submitted through UCAS. Contact KOM Consultants for more information on application process to this school.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The PGDE Primary course at the University of Gloucestershire leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England.

Graduates of the University of Gloucestershire’s PGCE Primary teacher training program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Primary Education (PGCE)
Length of Program:1 year
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Application Fee:Applications must be submitted through UCAS. Contact KOM for info on fees and UCAS procedures
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Campus Location:Cheltenham
Country:England (UK)