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Year of Entry 2019/20
PGCE

Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) with Qualified Teacher Status

Gain the skills and confidence needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status and teach children aged 3-7 on this highly-rated postgraduate course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? X121
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Build knowledge of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and curriculum on this Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' course
  • develop the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm you need to motivate young children's learning and graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • evaluate and reflect on your own progress as a teacher and explore a chosen area in more depth in your school or setting

This course equips you with the skills needed for the demanding task of teaching 3 to 7 year old children in nursery and infant schools. We offer the course in partnership with local and regional primary, infant and nursery schools.

Student view

Watch a video of Matt, who is studying primary education. Hear how learning juggling has helped him in the classroom.

How you learn

You study the core subjects of English, mathematics and science for Key Stage 1 and all aspects of the early years foundation stage. As part of the course you gain 60 credits towards a masters qualification. Academic work is assessed by written coursework assignments. Your teaching is assessed in schools and by school based mentors. You record evidence of your progress towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in a professional development portfolio.

You learn through

  • written coursework assignments
  • professional development portfolio
  • school-based training

School Direct

Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.

For more information visit our School Direct page .

Course leaders and tutors

Sally Hinchliff
Sally Hinchliff
Senior Lecturer Modern Foreign Languages, Primary & Secondary

I took up my post at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2012; having been Head of Modern Foreign Languages in an inner city secondary school for several years. … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Much of your development is built through your school-based training, linked by university-based learning. Your first experience is in Key Stage 1. It begins with 16 initial days followed by 7 week assessed placement. The second school based training placement is in a foundation stage setting and is over a longer time period. In total you spend 120 days in school over the year.

Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • maintained primary, infant and nursery schools
  • overseas teaching posts

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally you need~

• GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent*.

• a 2.1 degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of wider experience in a UK school or foundation setting

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

You must

• successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership

• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.

View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change into primary teaching. We actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present day UK society. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

*GCSE maths and English equivalents

• 12 Level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

*GCSE science equivalents

• 12 Level 2 credits from an Access course

• Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

• OCR National Level 2 Science

• BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exploring A Specialism Through Collaborative Development Credits: 30.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 1 Credits: 1.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 2 Credits: 1.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Reflecting On Approaches To Teaching Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
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Scholarships and bursaries

If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course visit GOV.UK Postgraduate Teacher Training

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