About the course
This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 3 to 7 age range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with around two-thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school. Find out more on our website
For all PGCE Primary programmes you will normally need:
- GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application. Please see our list of accepted equivalents.
- An honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above
- Experience – We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE
- Declaration of Health
- DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure
Find out more on our website
About the training provider
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years. Our beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city.
We’re exceptionally proud that over the past 150 years, our commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent. Life after BGU is also extremely important to us and we offer many different methods of support for our trainees as they begin their teaching careers. Figures released by the Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA) in July 2018 show that 97% of BGU graduates find work or are continuing to study six months following graduation.
We were also recently rated Gold in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, one of only a few universities from across the UK given the top award, demonstrating that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We organise school placements for our trainees in a diverse range of partnership schools located across the East Midlands and ensure our teacher training both in schools and at the University allows trainees to develop an extensive understanding of every aspect of teaching.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation. Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs.
Our Student Advice team plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, along with students with specific learning differences or other access needs, before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:
- Specific learning differences including dyslexia
- Physical mobility difficulties
- Hearing impairments
- Visual impairments
- Persons requiring personal care
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome
- Mental health difficulties
- Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
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Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY
Support and advice
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