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Kingston University: Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Department of Education
Telephone 020 8547 8145
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston University - We were ranked 2nd in the UK for Education in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

  • You will have personalised support, both from the University and partnership schools.

  • You will spend two thirds of the course on school placement. There is an optional residential trip to Dorset (Friday to Sunday).

Why choose this course? Make a difference to children's lives by training to become a teacher through one of our PGCE Primary pathways.

  • General Primary

  • Primary (3-7 years)

  • General Primary (with Mathematics)

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will grow in confidence and competence with our outstanding support as you train to become a teacher.

We will help you develop a deep understanding of the primary curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. You will find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools, spending two-thirds of your course across both placements.

You will have a wide range of learning experiences, including our very popular Dorset residential trip at the start of your course where you will begin to consider how to make use of the world beyond your classroom door.

You will also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a reflective, research-engaged teacher who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing. Your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (148 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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