Our Primary (7-11) (Key Stage 2) course will equip you to become a specialist teacher of seven to eleven-year-olds. You will join a powerful partnership of diverse teachers and schools that focuses on teaching in multicultural environments, ideal if you want to become a teacher in a city.
This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).
Our TRA-accredited Primary (7-11) PGCE course, which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), will allow you to work as a teacher in primary education settings.
The course consists of modules that will develop your understanding of the role of a teacher. During your lectures and seminars you’ll adopt a critical approach to evaluate pedagogical traditions, as well as the curriculum and children’s rights. You’ll also learn about how you can use and undertake research to engage with issues in education.
This knowledge will be supplemented by practical experience as you’ll undertake school placements of 11 and 13 weeks, allowing you to reflect on theory and see its development in the real world. During these placements you’ll receive continuous support from your tutors and school-based mentors.
On completion of this course you’ll acquire the necessary understanding and experience required to become an effective teacher and to plan, deliver and evaluate the curriculum.
Your assessment will consist of:
There are no examinations.
You will be required to have:
We do make conditional offers (with strict deadlines), so it is important that you include all pending qualifications in your UCAS application.
We will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources, including our own internal guidelines, the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Overseas Degree Table.
We highly recommend the one-to-one tailored advice on eligibility and equivalency offered by the Department for Education’s Get into Teaching service.
Before you can be permitted to enrol on this course:
you must not already hold QTS or be qualified to teach in another EU/EEA country
Prior to the interview for this course, we recommend:
Some offers may recommend further school experience if required.
International students and English language requirements
Due to statutory requirements, we are not able to offer sponsorship under the Tier 4 visa route for this course. We will be happy to consider those falling into this category for an alternative suitable course on request. If you’re an EU national or an overseas national who already holds an alternative visa in a suitable category or have been granted permission to remain in the UK indefinitely, you may be considered for admission, but please note that an additional international enhanced police check will be required.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Year 1 modules include:
Our Primary (7-11) (Key Stage 2) PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which qualifies you to teach seven to eleven-year-olds.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Use the apply button to begin your application.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
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