The Prep curriculum is informed by the Core Content Framework; trainees will gain experience in both core and foundation curriculum subjects as well as development in your specialist subject, in order to give you the confidence, tools and knowledge to be a fully informed and evidence-based practice teacher in a school.
The Prep PGCE is a 37-week school-based course during which time you will work under the guidance of a mentor and receive weekly tutorials to review your progress and to set targets.
There are seven days of residential training and two days of online learning. During these sessions, Prep trainees will study Primary Curriculum topics as well as be able to access subject specialisms for key stage 3 subject knowledge development. The Buckingham tutor and the school mentor will jointly assess the student’s competence as a teacher during and at the end of the course. There are three essays to complete, carrying a total value of 60 Level 7 (Master’s) credits. If successful, trainees will be qualified to teach in both independent and maintained schools in England.
You need to be available to attend residential courses on 25-27 October 2023, 21-22 February 2024 (provisional), 29-30 May 2024.
For teachers undertaking their first year of teaching we highly recommend your participation in our Ab Initio course as an addition to the PGCE. This will provide you with some basic knowledge and skills to start teaching.