Entry Requirements: In addition to the standard PGCE Primary entry requirements, applicants should have a good degree (class 2:2 or above) preferably in French or Spanish. A good ‘A’ level in French or Spanish may be acceptable.
PGCE Primary with Modern Foreign Languages
In addition to following the standard PGCE Primary programme, you will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the pedagogy of teaching a Modern Foreign Language.
You will also be required to undertake a placement in France or Spain where there is a requirement to teach in the home language.
The focus of this programme is the education of children from 4 to 11 years of age. This incorporates Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Through University College based and school-based training you will develop your understanding of the learning process, child development and how to provide an inclusive learning environment for all children. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to teach all subjects within the Primary National Curriculum as well as RE and Citizenship.
You will learn how to plan for the teaching of individual subjects and how to integrate subjects across the curriculum. You will also gain skills in assessing children’s learning. Evaluating and reflecting upon your own learning is a very important element of the programme. You will also engage in current educational issues and initiatives.
There is a specialist element within the programme which allows you to build on your subject strength. University College based learning takes place through practical workshops, seminars and lectures. Teachers from schools and guest speakers also contribute to the University College based training sessions.
Central to the programme will be your work in schools. UCP Marjon has an excellent working relationship with a large number of partnership schools across the South West. The programme of school experience is extensive and varied, offering opportunities to gain experience in a range of educational settings. Placements gradually increase in length and complexity through the programme. During your school placements you will be supported by trained teacher mentors as well as University College based tutors.
Teaching is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects and development opportunities. There are a number of ways in which teachers can progress in their careers, either within the classroom or in a leadership role.
In primary schools you can take on responsibility for coordinating key areas such as literacy, numeracy or special educational needs; and you can move into senior management by becoming a deputy head or headteacher.