Initial Teacher Training

School Direct (unsalaried) UEA Full PGCE

This is an exciting new partnership between St Michael’s VA Junior School and Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School & the UEA, where we are able to offer a full PGCE through School Direct. We have additional placements available based in our local partnership schools which are all close to the University.

What’s the difference between a core UEA PGCE and a School Direct PGCE?

  • Same Qualification
  • Same time / lectures at the UEA
  • School Direct has no paired placement
  • School Direct trainees spend longer in one school allowing deeper  relationships to develop
  • With School Direct you know your school and mentor before the course begins
  • Further professional development in the Lead School (to include P.E., RE, Computing, Maths & Special Needs)

General Primary PGCE(M) at UEA information:

All students follow a general programme of professional studies as well as programmes of teaching core and non-core subjects. All students experience two main school placements in two consecutive age bands. Teaching based at the University employs a range of methods and group sizes including lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. The academic component of the course is assessed at M level and successful students will gain 60 Master’s credits. The course gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles, knowledge and skills involved in being a reflective teacher. Through both University based and school-based training, a thorough knowledge of child centred learning and how to devise a rich curriculum that is appropriate for all children will be gained. The course provides a challenging, critical introduction into how to meet the needs of young learners through principled practice.

See the UCAS site for information on how to apply:…ng/teacher-training-school