This course prepares you to teach within the 4-11 age range. It leads to qualified teaching status within primary schools. Successful completion qualifies you to seek registration with the General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland and the religious certificate is recognised by all four churches within Northern Ireland. The major aim of this course is to help you acquire competence in the basic skills of teaching and classroom management within the primary school. In order to ensure a close link between theory and practice, the course includes both university and school-based work throughout the year. In total, you will spend 19 weeks in school and 19 in university. The course promotes your intellectual development and preparation for teaching and incorporates critical reflection in education issues, theories and classroom practice.
Successful applicants must apply for Access NI clearance and complete an Occupational Health Check.