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University of Reading: PGCE Primary Education

Institution University of Reading
Department Institute of Education
Study type Taught


Our PGCE Primary course trains you to teach children aged 5 to 11. If you wish to specialise in a particular subject, area or phase, you can apply to one of our three specialist PGCE Primary pathways: Early Years (ages 3–7); Special Educational Needs; or Mathematics. The course leads to 60 master’s credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

You'll gain the experience, opportunity and knowledge to work in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in infant, junior and primary schools, as well as early years settings. Experience inspirational teaching, individual support and high-quality phonics preparation as you develop teaching skills and techniques, and acquire curriculum knowledge. Study modules addressing the whole primary curriculum, as well as professional studies, with the option to complete master's-level modules in special educational needs and leadership.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

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