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There are a number of ways to get into teaching. As well as our campus taught programmes, Northumbria offers the option of a more school-centred route through School Direct.

School Direct PGCE is an exciting opportunity to teacher train in outstanding schools alongside highly experienced teacher mentors. Your School Based Training Plan is designed by the lead school and individually tailored to develop your skills and expertise. Over the course of your training, you will gain experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase.

Applicants are welcomed for Early Years, Primary, Secondary Subjects and Special School places that our partner schools have been allocated.

Course Information

UCAS Code
Various - please refer to UTT

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location
Various Locations

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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Visit the Department for Education's pages to learn more about your options for training to be a teacher.

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Take a look at what Northumbria has to offer and discover what studying with us can do for you.

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Applicants must hold a good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) of an UK university or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Applicants onto the Primary route should have a GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent, in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject prior to entry onto the programme.

Applicants onto the Secondary route should have a GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent, in Mathematics and English Language prior to entry onto the programme.

Please Note: we do not accept deferred applications for this programme

International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.

• A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 6.0
• Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 54.

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the Applicant Services team and we will be glad to assist you

Mandatory Skills Tests

All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before starting their course.

The numeracy and literacy skills tests:

• cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge required for teaching. This is to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism;
• do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement;
• are set in the context of the professional role of a teacher; all questions use real data and information which teachers are likely to encounter; and
• are computerised and can be taken at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK.

If you’d like to find out more about what is required, please visit the official Skills Tests page at education.gov.uk   

For further information please contact the Applicant Services team on 0191 406 0901 or email bc.applicantservices@northumbria

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC



Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK, EU and International scholarship, fees, and funding information.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

TE6690 -

Curriculum Studies (30 Credits)

This module will support your ability to critically reflect upon how to raise achievement and have high expectations of pupils’ learning. You will autonomously develop your subject knowledge, skills and understanding in order to develop subject learning for their pupils that inspires and motivates pupils to learn and progress all areas of the age phase or subject in which you are training.
You will learn about the key Government priorities, legislation and reports which influence current practice in your age phase or across the education system as a whole and how that shapes the regional and national education agendas. You will be provided with an international perspective to help shape your wider understanding of the role of education. By the end of the module you will have developed your own emerging philosophy of schools, understand their varying contexts and Government priorities.

More information

TE6691 -

Professional Practice (30 Credits)

This module is firmly rooted in your school experience. You will learn a range of professional competencies evidenced within the Teachers’ Standards. Throughout the year, you will acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to become a highly effective teacher in the age phase/subject in which you are training. With the vast majority of time on this programme being spent in school, you will be immersed in the life of your host school(s) your skill development will be supported and monitored through a School Based Training Plan and an Individual Learning & Development Portfolio which are both mapped against the Teachers’ Standards (2012)

More information

TE7063 -

Reflective Professional Studies (30 Credits)

This core module will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of learning and teaching issues related to current practice in the education phase in which you are training. You will engage in systematic reflection and analysis of your practice and critical debate with peers and colleagues. This will develop your understanding of how to provide challenging learning environments that support pupil learning. You will learn about key theories and develop an appreciation of how research informed practice supports the development of your pedagogy and is contextualised by your school environment. Your learning will be set within the context of contemporary issues such as:
• Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in Education
• Behaviour for Learning
• Assessment: Principles & Practice
• Ideologies and realities
• Cultural & Political perspectives of Education
• Theoretical Principles, Learning & Children
• Professional Responsibility & Practice

More information

TE7064 -

Professional Enquiry in Teaching and Learning (30 Credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in education. You will develop a critical insight into the challenges faced by schools and the teaching profession as they seek to ensure all pupils have equal opportunities to make progress and achieve individual success as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

TE6690 -

Curriculum Studies (30 Credits)

This module will support your ability to critically reflect upon how to raise achievement and have high expectations of pupils’ learning. You will autonomously develop your subject knowledge, skills and understanding in order to develop subject learning for their pupils that inspires and motivates pupils to learn and progress all areas of the age phase or subject in which you are training.
You will learn about the key Government priorities, legislation and reports which influence current practice in your age phase or across the education system as a whole and how that shapes the regional and national education agendas. You will be provided with an international perspective to help shape your wider understanding of the role of education. By the end of the module you will have developed your own emerging philosophy of schools, understand their varying contexts and Government priorities.

More information

TE6691 -

Professional Practice (30 Credits)

This module is firmly rooted in your school experience. You will learn a range of professional competencies evidenced within the Teachers’ Standards. Throughout the year, you will acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to become a highly effective teacher in the age phase/subject in which you are training. With the vast majority of time on this programme being spent in school, you will be immersed in the life of your host school(s) your skill development will be supported and monitored through a School Based Training Plan and an Individual Learning & Development Portfolio which are both mapped against the Teachers’ Standards (2012)

More information

TE7063 -

Reflective Professional Studies (30 Credits)

This core module will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of learning and teaching issues related to current practice in the education phase in which you are training. You will engage in systematic reflection and analysis of your practice and critical debate with peers and colleagues. This will develop your understanding of how to provide challenging learning environments that support pupil learning. You will learn about key theories and develop an appreciation of how research informed practice supports the development of your pedagogy and is contextualised by your school environment. Your learning will be set within the context of contemporary issues such as:
• Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in Education
• Behaviour for Learning
• Assessment: Principles & Practice
• Ideologies and realities
• Cultural & Political perspectives of Education
• Theoretical Principles, Learning & Children
• Professional Responsibility & Practice

More information

TE7064 -

Professional Enquiry in Teaching and Learning (30 Credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in education. You will develop a critical insight into the challenges faced by schools and the teaching profession as they seek to ensure all pupils have equal opportunities to make progress and achieve individual success as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Our Campus based courses starting in 2022 and 2023 will be delivered on-campus with supporting online learning content. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to adjust the delivery of our education accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

On-campus contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with any additional restrictions, which may be imposed by the Government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors. This could potentially mean increased or fully online delivery, should such restrictions on in-person contact time be required.

 

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