Primary PGCE Programme 5 - 11 years
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Our shared vision: An outstanding partnership for outstanding
learner outcomes: working together to develop and support
confident, creative, knowledgeable, and reflective teachers
The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in
the 5–11 age range, that is, at Key Stages 1 and 2.
In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must
meet the Teachers' Standards set by the Government and so the
programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by
offering a balance of school and University-based periods during
The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is
closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with
registration taking place in early September and the course
finishing at the end of June.
The University works in partnership with over 150 infant,
junior and primary schools in the region to provide the Primary
PGCE Programme. Many of the lectures, workshops and tutorials are
provided by staff from Partnership schools.
The University-based element of the course comprises training in
the Core subjects,
training in the Foundation subjects and the Professional
Studies Course. The school-based element of the course is
largely taken up by twoTeaching Practice placements but there
are also many other half and full-day visits to schools as part of
"My name is Sean Smith and I graduated from the PGCE course at
the University of Hull in 1996.
I previously had a career as an ICT consultant so it was a bit
of a change to say the least to be stood in front of 30
The course was fun but very hard work. It gave me a really good
grounding in the basics of primary education.
Just 8 years after qualifying I was Headteacher of a local
primary school. Many of my peers from the course have also gone on
to become Headteachers, so the course must have been good!"
Sean Smith, Headteacher, Willerby Carr Lane Primary