PGCE General Primary with QTS (5-11) - Environmental and Experiential Learning Specialism
If you are applying to start on our September 2021 programme which starts on Tuesday 31st August 2021, the deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 20th August 2021. To allow your application time to reach us from UCAS Teacher Training before the deadline, we recommend that you complete your UCAS Teacher Training application (including complete references) no later than Wednesday 18th August 2021.
Applications received by our Admissions team after 9am on 20th August 2021 will be considered for our January 2022 cohort based at our Lancaster and London campuses, or for September 2022.
Imagine helping children be the very best they can be from the very start of their school journey. Our exciting and forward-thinking PGCE Primary (5-11) with QTS: Environmental and Experiential Learning Specialism will help you do just that while raising children’s awareness of the world around them.
This specialism will teach you how to use the learning lens of the local environment as a way to explore concepts, themes and philosophies related to place-based experiential learning, whilst also developing the transferable teaching skills in this area of learning which will be useful to you wherever you might end up teaching.
We have designed this highly regarded programme to support your journey all the way from student through to achieving status as a newly-qualified teacher. You will gain all the knowledge of PGCE General Primary but with a pathway in environmental and experiential learning so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area and be able to help children to learn in motivating and innovative ways.
Learning through a mix of hands-on practical experience and theoretical understanding, you will learn how to work within the National Curriculum framework, and consider how this can be delivered in the context of children’s environment. You will learn to confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school.
And, because our course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a primary school teacher the minute you graduate.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Committed to boosting job prospects, we want to get your career off to a flying start. Nine out of ten* of our students are in work or further education six months after graduating. University of Cumbria is the modern face of learning; one of the best small universities in Britain for the things that count - small class sizes, a whole catalogue of support services, achievable entry qualifications across a range of subjects, personal tutors and dedicated help from every member of staff.
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
English Language: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each section (or equivalent).
Masters, PgC or PgD - 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
MSc Occupational Therapy, MSc Physiotherapy and MA Social Work - 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any one section)
PhD - 6.0 in the 4 areas: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing with an overall score of 6.5
Please note that in order to be eligible for registration with the HCPC, all test certificates must be dated within two years of the date that they receive your application.
If you need a tier 4 visa, you must check the Home Office acceptable SELT listing to ensure acceptability.
The University also accepts the English language component examination from some school-leaving group qualifications. Please see the international qualification equivalences for a full list of accepted group qualifications.
- Course Code: E428
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 EUR
Application Fee: N/A
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