The Primary PGCE programme will prepare you to teach pupils of the Primary age range.
We offer a number of different age related pathways according to your chosen interest and expertise.
This is an exciting time to work with children as they encounter many things for the first time, often enthusiastically, but also with so many challenges as they start to build their own individuality within the world.
You will learn to teach across the whole range of subjects across the primary curriculum and make an effective contribution to the work of your whole school.
Our next PGCE open event will be held in-person, at UEA’s campus in Norwich on the following date:
Our Primary PGCE programme is developed in partnership with schools.
It emphasises practical skills and prepares you for the realities of classroom teaching.
Throughout your time on the course you'll learn to link theory and practice, inspire a love of learning and develop as a reflective classroom practitioner.
The programme includes 120 days of school experience in partnership schools, spread across all three terms.
You’ll develop your teaching in two main school placements and teach primarily in two age bands within your chosen age range.
What you'll gain
Specialist teaching in different curriculum areas to develop your subject knowledge and understanding of how to put this into practice
A professional development programme closely interwoven and linked with your school experience
An understanding of how to use evidence and research to inform and improve your practice
Confidence in managing pupils’ behaviour effectively
Opportunities to make a range of choices during the course to develop your personal areas of interest and strength to shape your teaching career.
There are three integrated components to the Primary PGCE course at UEA:
UEA's Primary PGCE courses cover various subjects and specialisms.
Ready to apply?
You can begin your application using the GOV.UK service.
Do you identify as minority ethnic? Take a look at The Bishops Trust Fund PGCE Bursary.