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Year of Entry 2020/21
PGCE

Primary Education (5-11) with Qualified Teacher Status

Prepare for a rewarding and challenging career in primary teaching, on a course with very high employment statistics, and an 'Outstanding' OFSTED rating.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year ††
International: £13,905 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? X100
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Prepare for a rewarding primary teaching career on a course rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED.
  • Boost your career on a course with a 96% employment rate.
  • Undertake 120 days of placement in Key Stage 1 and 2 settings, ensuring a rounded skillset.
  • Gain a base for further studies; you obtain 60 credits towards a masters.
  • Benefit from government bursaries and initiatives that make full-time teaching easily attainable.

This course allows you to meet the demands of primary education. You'll gain a thorough understanding of current science, English and mathematics teaching, and spend 120 days in local schools to cement your knowledge.

Student View
Janefia Khan

'I love the range of subjects that we can teach in primary school. English is my specialism but I really enjoy PE, art and geography too. I think it's really exciting. If you put your mind to it and if you're creative with how you teach all the different subject areas, it's so enjoyable.'
Janefia Khan, PGCE Primary Education (5-11) With QTS

Student view
Watch student Nicole Creamer talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

On this course, you'll spend 120 days in local and regional partner schools, applying the skills that you have learned on Hallam's City Campus. You'll study Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum and teaching methods, so you're ready to work in any primary school - over 96 per cent of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating. Completing the PGCE course gives you 60 credits towards a masters, giving you a chance to study and specialise further.

You learn through

  • placement work
  • lectures and seminars
  • reflective writing
  • practical assessments

Applied learning

Work placements

School-based training is an integral part of the course, and you will work with pupils in key stages 1 and 2. We offer the course in partnership with local and regional primary schools, which play a key role in the teaching and assessment of your professional competence against the teachers' standards. In total you spend 120 days in school over the year. You will be assigned a school-based mentor for your placement.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • primary teaching
  • postgraduate studies
  • local authorities
  • private schools
  • other educational establishments

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*. 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.

• 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 mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

* GCSE science equivalents are

• 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

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Exploring A Specialism Through Collaborative Development Credits: 30
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 1 Credits: -
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 2 Credits: -
Module: Reflecting On Approaches To Teaching Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 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 2020/21 is £13,905 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

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