PGCE Primary Courses

Find out more about PGCE Primary courses

We offer a range of PGCE courses at Primary Education level. If you're passionate about shaping young minds at this key stage in their development and committed to ensuring all children reach their potential, primary teaching could be for you.

PGCE Primary Courses

We offer a range of PGCE Primary courses that allow you to become a general Primary teacher or specialise in Early Years, Mathematics, PE or SEN.

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Why I love being a teacher

Find out why final-year BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS student, Catherine, loves being a teacher.

My rewarding career

Surviving a PGCE

Check out these ten top tips for becoming a teacher from BCU Secondary Drama PGCE graduate, Natalie Rose.

Survival guide to PGCE

Open Days

We’re offering a series of opportunities for you to come onto campus this autumn. You will have the opportunity to have a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, view accommodation and meet current students. Visit one of our Open Days and discover just what we have to offer.


I was inspired to become a teacher, to influence children in a positive way at such a crucial time in their life and help shape their future. "Good afternoon Skyla. Good afternoon Gabby".

There are many things that make this career rewarding. It's really nice to see that they are able to achieve and be the best at something.

It's rewarding when you see children developing and learning new things from my teaching. "He took the key from his pocket and unlocks the door and we go. We mustn't dawdle".

It's very, very different from day to day, sometimes minute by minute. Going in every morning with an action, you've got a thing that you want to do. And then something will happen that will change it.

Training to be a teacher has made me more organised, think ahead, become more self-assured and confident in my ability to teach and adapt when necessary.

BCU to me is a stepping stone to my future career. It was a gateway into where I am now and it really set me up to be a successful teacher.

The teachers are kind because whenever you need help, they always come and help you.

I adore wholeheartedly and could not sing the teachers I've worked with praise enough because what they do is incredible.

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