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PGCE Primary 3-7 (with QTS)
Our PGCE Primary 3-7 course provides you with the professional skills required to become an effective teacher. And teaches you how to inspire primary school children aged between 3-7 years old.
You will be confirmed by the Teaching Regulation Agency as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) upon successful completion of the course.
A key element of your training involves substantial periods of practical placement across the age ranges. Our course helps you to develop the professional skills needed to become an effective classroom practitioner in primary or nursery school settings, with children aged 3-7 years. These include:
- professional attributes
Places for postgraduate teacher training are highly competitive so we recommend that you apply as early as possible. There is no deadline for applications. Early application is especially advised if you live locally and would like to work in our partnership schools.
How to apply
Apply for this course through DfE Apply.
You will receive a communication from us inviting you to an interview day if your application is successful. Due to current Covid restrictions we are running virtual online interviews at the moment.
A successful interview will lead to you receiving an offer for a place on this course.
When you apply for the course, we recommend that you have school experience. Applicants should have insights into the primary classroom with school experience. Though this is not compulsory for applicants.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will complete up to three module credits at Level seven (masters level).
The Oxford Brookes Primary Partnership of schools is well established. Mentors and teachers are involved in all aspects of your training. You will undertake periods of school experience teaching in at least two partnership schools. This starts with a nursery placement, followed by KS1 and finally time in a reception class.
- the good attainment and outstanding progress of students, irrespective of their varied starting points
- communication across the partnership, which ensures high expectations and consistency
- very effective team working among enthusiastic, committed and knowledgeable trainers at all levels
- the commitment and enthusiasm of trainees, their outstanding professional attitudes to their development, and the capacity to identify their own learning priorities
- the outstanding support provided for individual trainees, particularly those who are at risk of failure.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
By completing placements in a variety of local primary schools, you will build excellent relationships with head teachers helping your future employment prospects. Many of our graduates go on to gain employment in the schools where they have previously been placed.
This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency to grant Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK. You will be provisionally registered with the Teaching Regulation Agency at the beginning of your course. Students who successfully complete the course will be recommended for QTS.
Please be aware that following the UK's departure from the European Union, QTS awarded by UK higher education institutions is not currently recognised in the EU.
"I was attracted to the PGCE at Oxford Brookes because of its locality and because it offered the balance between placement and campus time that I wanted in order to be the best teacher I could possibly be"Read more about Ian
"I decided to study the course because I had reached a point in my career where I had progressed well but was so removed from the reason I started my career in retail buying that I wasn’t sure why I was going to work every day"Read more about Nicola
"I had already heard that the Oxford Brookes PGCE was a really good course and I liked the idea of joining a university that had a lot of courses surrounding education, as I knew that there would be plenty of resources and many people to give a professional opinion"Read more about Sarah-Jane
"The reputation of the PGCE Primary course at Brookes is well known, and even before I became interested in becoming a Primary School teacher I was aware that Brookes was well-respected in this area"Read more about Scott
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