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Overview

A professional course leading to qualified teacher status.

Summary

Study PGCE Primary Education at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The closing date for this course is 10 November.

This course leads to qualified teaching status within the primary school and the Religious Certificate is recognised by all four churches within Northern Ireland.

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About this course

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About

The course prepares you to teach a full range of pupils in primary school.

Attendance

Full time.

Start dates

  • September 2017
  • August 2018
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must strictly meet all the criteria listed 1 GCSE passes at grade C in mathematics and science. GCSE pass at grade C in English 2. An honours degree. Priority will be given to students with a 2.1 degree but students holding a 2.2 degree are welcome to apply. The degree must be appropriate to a primary education subject area. Primary curriculum subjects include Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Languages/Literature, Art, Music, Drama, Personal Development, Physical Education and Religion. 3. knowledge, interest and experience in the education of primary aged children in a formal classroom setting gained within the last three years. (Classroom practice should exceed at least 2 weeks). 4. Medical certificate of satisfactory health. 5. Evidence of good quality presentation and basic literacy skills are required throughout the application process. 6. Applications will be scrutinised to ensure that they do not have a criminal record which would inhibit their ability to work safely with children. 7. Two acceptable references must be provided - one character and one academic.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

The central purpose of the course is to help develop teaching competence and this is reflected in the teaching and learning methods employed. In the university-based work these often take the form of workshop activities, although a variety of lectures, tutorials peer tutoring and computer assisted learning will also be used. Assessment is through satisfactory performance in course work and school experience.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

Teaching and related professions.

Work placement / study abroad

19 weeks in a primary school.

Apply

The closing date for this course is 10 November.

Applications to our postgraduate courses are made through the University’s online application system.

PLEASE NOTE: As the University has gone paper-light, all correspondence with regard to the Selection process will be sent to the email address which you supply on your application form, it is therefore imperative that this is an up to date address.

If you’re studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course you’ll be eligible to apply for the full financial supportincluding Maintenance Loan, Maintenance/Special Support Grant and Tuition Fee Loan. This is regardless of whether you already have another degree.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2017
  • August 2018

Fees and funding

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Additional mandatory costs

Successful applicants must apply for AccessNI clearance (£33) and complete an Occupational Health Check (£35) and are responsible for costs associated with these applications.

Contact

Programme Coordinator: Dolores Loughrey

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4203

E: md.loughrey@ulster.ac.uk