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Graduate teacher training courses

Information for students wishing to apply for graduate teacher training courses.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, then there are a variety of routes that you can choose from. These depend on the level at which you want to teach at and also the nature in which you want to study.

All applicants for teacher training must apply directly to UCAS.

 

PRIMARY EDUCATION

Undergraduate BA Early Primary Education [X120] - This qualification is studied full-time over three years and provides students with both an undergraduate degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is aimed at teaching children aged 5 to 11 years old.
Postgraduate

Any undergraduate degree (1st or 2:1), a minimum of 10 - 15 days school experience, and:

Primary Education PGCE [X100] - This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is aimed at teaching children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Early Primary PGCE [X103] - This qualification is studied via distance learning, either full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Prior to commencing, students need to decide between teaching children aged 3 -7 or 5 - 11 years old.

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Undergraduate No direct undergraduate route into secondary education.
Postgraduate

Any undergraduate degree (1st or 2:1), a minimum of 10 - 15 days school experience, and:

Secondary Education: Art, Craft and Design PGCE [N77 W1X1] - This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is delivered in partnership with schools, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Coach Lane Campus and other artist studios and workshops.

Secondary Education: Physical Education PGCE {N55 X966] - This qualification is studied full-time over one year and is delivered in partnership schools [NEP N55].

*Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) requires students to complete two assignments at level 7 and also train for QTS status. Students who are unable to pass the assignments at level 7 are assessed at level 6 where they are awarded a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (which includes QTS). 

Types of Postgraduate Study

Find out about the types of postgraduate study Northumbria offers. Whether you're looking to change direction or you love what you do we offer a huge range of courses to match all tastes.


Postgraduate Accommodation
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Postgraduate Accommodation

Postgraduate students have the full choice of accommodation options, but within our residences, a number of flats or houses are reserved for postgraduate and older undergraduate overseas students.

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Spread the cost of your tuition fees

For Full-Time, UK/EU self-financing students, we are happy to offer the option of spreading the cost of your course over up to ten* months throughout the year interest free.

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