Teach primary-age children
Do you have what it takes to shape the lives of the next generation? Our early years and primary education teacher training courses will inspire and prepare you to teach younger children in a range of settings, including nurseries, primary schools, and children's centres.
As well as learning from expert lecturers who have written key education publications, you will train in a number of local schools, getting the experience you need to start your career - which over 95% of our student teachers do within six months of completing the course.
If you have a degree, you can train to qualify as a primary school teacher in one year. This course leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, as well as Qualified Teacher Status which allows you to start your teaching career.
You can apply directly to Sheffield Hallam, and we will arrange with you which schools you would like to enhance your training experience in the course.
- PGCE Early Years and Primary Education with QTS
- PGCE Primary Education (5-11) with QTS
- PGCE Primary (5-11) PE Specialist with QTS
The most rewarding thing about teaching is the small gains. Teaching provides you the chance to attribute your skills, time and effort to a child being able to write their own name or count to ten. I believe it is these little advances that we as adults take for granted is the most rewarding moment whilst being a teacher.
Jack Huckstepp, PGCE Primary Education with QTS
Alternatively, through the School Direct programme you can choose which of our wide range of school partners or school groups you want to train with. In all cases you still receive your PGCE qualification from Sheffield Hallam.
Our undergraduate degree courses fully qualify you to work in nurseries, primary schools, and children's centres.
- BA (Honours) Early Years and Primary Education (3–7) with QTS
- BA (Honours) Primary Education (5–11) with QTS
- BA (Honours) Teaching and Learning in Early Years and Primary Education (3–7) with QTS (top up)
- BA (Honours) Teaching and Learning in Primary Education with QTS
Teaching in class and seeing the children's faces brighten up every day as they learn and experience new things makes it extremely rewarding. I think that during my placement I managed to affirm my views, values and identity as a teacher and I fell in love with the job.
Appoline Gaubert, BA Primary Education with QTS
You could be eligible for a £3,000 bursary if you study a primary course. Check the NCTL website for the latest information.
To ensure teachers are competent in literacy and numeracy, all teacher training applicants are required to pass QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting a course. Find out more.