PGCE Primary

At Birmingham City University we offer a range of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at a Primary Education level. Are you passionate about shaping young minds and ensuring they reach their full potential? Then primary teaching could be the job for you.  

University-led PGCE programmes

University-led programmes are specially designed to develop your teaching skills through university-based modules and placements in schools. Tax-free funding is also available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. 

Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a £25k bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship – which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year.

Did you know you could get up to £10,280 towards your postgraduate studies with the Postgraduate Loan?

School-led initial teaching training programmes

School-led programmes are based in schools and are part of the School Direct route into teacher training.

Find out more about our PGCE Primary Teaching courses below:

Birmingham City University English Our staffPrimary and Early Years Education PGCE        

This course will enable you to respond flexibly to changing circumstances and to continue to develop your knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.
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Contact usPrimary Education with Specialism in SEN with QTS PGCE

This course will give you a broad experience of working with children who come from a wide range of different social and cultural backgrounds.
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Birmingham City Uni Education FacilitiesPrimary Education with Specialism in Mathematics with QTS PGCE

This course aims to develop your ability to provide children with a stimulating and rigorous curriculum with a particular emphasis on mathematics. 
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Your next steps...

Apply for a teacher training programme through UCAS and track the progress of your application

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Our graduates are highly successful in finding teaching posts and many take jobs in the area.

Your course, with its high level of practical content, plus the fact that in your second placement you’ll be teaching 80 of the time, means you are well-placed to go after job opportunities as they arise.

The amount of time spent gaining real classroom experience means you could end up working in one of the schools that you visit. 

  Skills Tests

 As part of the application process for all primary and          secondary initial teacher training (ITT) courses, you will need  to take and successfully pass the government’s professional  skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you start your  course.

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