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    Hi!

    I am applying for PGCE (Primary) courses for the next academic year (2017). Just wondering if there is a comprehensive list of all the Uni's that teach that course just so I don't miss out!

    P.S. Are there any Uni's to avoid for Primary Teaching?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Jgough)
    Hi!

    I am applying for PGCE (Primary) courses for the next academic year (2017). Just wondering if there is a comprehensive list of all the Uni's that teach that course just so I don't miss out!

    P.S. Are there any Uni's to avoid for Primary Teaching?

    Thanks
    Every course will be easy to find using the 'Search for Training Programmes' feature on Teacher Training page of the UCAS website.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Every course will be easy to find using the 'Search for Training Programmes' feature on Teacher Training page of the UCAS website.
    Cool, thanks!
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Every course will be easy to find using the 'Search for Training Programmes' feature on Teacher Training page of the UCAS website.
    Could you link me? I've had a check and I can't find the search option you mentioned? Cheers
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    (Original post by Jgough)
    Could you link me? I've had a check and I can't find the search option you mentioned? Cheers
    1. Google 'ucas teacher training'
    2. Click on the first link
    3. Click on 'find a programme'

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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    1. Google 'ucas teacher training'
    2. Click on the first link
    3. Click on 'find a programme'

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    Haha cheeky swine, I did that but I still couldn't find a list of Universities
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    (Original post by Jgough)
    Haha cheeky swine, I did that but I still couldn't find a list of Universities
    Use the search tool and filter for Primary age-group. Choose a region. Select a programme and it'll tell you which uni accredits it.

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    Google "which universities offer pgce"
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    I'm feeling generous. Click here: http://search.gttr.ac.uk/cgi-bin/hsr...rch.HsForm.run

    Select 'primary' under the 'all age ranges' option and then narrow the search to universities by changing the 'all programme types' option to 'Higher Education programme', then you have to choose a region to search because, for some reason, it doesn't allow you to search across the whole country.
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    Thanks for taking the time to help me!

    Just curious (as Im pretty new to teaching) what are the benefits of hoosing primary with maths or primary with music, etc against just primary or general primary?

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    I'm feeling generous. Click here: http://search.gttr.ac.uk/cgi-bin/hsr...rch.HsForm.run

    Select 'primary' under the 'all age ranges' option and then narrow the search to universities by changing the 'all programme types' option to 'Higher Education programme', then you have to choose a region to search because, for some reason, it doesn't allow you to search across the whole country.
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    Those courses obviously have a greater focus on the specialist subject so if it's an interest of yours or you know that you are going to want to take on curriculum responsibilities in that subject in the future then it's a worthwhile option. There is a £6,000 bursary available for people on Maths specialism courses if they have a 2:2 or above in a Maths-related subject.

    It's arguable as to what extent these courses are helpful in gaining employment/additional responsibilities since, despite the fact there is a need for Maths specialists in schools, in my experience, the 'specialists' employment prospects aren't necessarily any better than those on general primary courses. With some course providers, there is also very little difference between the general primary course and the specialist route - it might simply be a case of attending additional sessions after everyone else has gone home every so often. It differs vastly from institution to institution so it's worth enquiring further about if you are interested.
 
 
 
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