Do you want to become a primary school teacher and help children aged 5-11 years make the best possible start in life? This initial teacher training course covers the knowledge and skills that are required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This exciting one year, full time, innovative and high-quality PGCE Programme has been specifically developed to provide a route for students wishing to gain a PGCE in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It has been specially designed to blend University-Based academic learning with Practice Based teaching experiences in our Partnership schools. Our wide Partnership of schools works very closely together with University Tutors who are experts in Education to link theory and practice in order to ensure our Trainees develop into research informed, dynamic and confident Newly Qualified Teachers. The Programme actively draws on excellent Practitioners from our Partnership to complement theoretical input in University taught sessions.
In addition to this the PGCE also provides students with the academic opportunity to study at Masters Level as part of the Programme in order to gain 60 credits towards a Masters Degree. Masters Degrees are becoming increasingly desirable in Education and give teachers increased opportunity for promotion within this field.
This programme is also offered as part of our School Direct route.
According to the 2012 Ofsted report on our initial teacher education, key strengths include the ‘good pastoral support provided for trainees through good communication with tutors and through effective use of resources such as the virtual learning environment’.
The average starting salary for a teacher compares favourably with many other sectors and it is currently over £22,000. Salary packages include access to one of the country’s largest public sector pension schemes.
As a student on this course, you will be eligible for many of the University of Sunderland scholarships. Full details of the Sunderland scholarships available to you can be found on the Entry requirements tab of this course.
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