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School Direct (unsalaried) UEA Full PGCE

This is an exciting partnership between the Teaching School Alliance & the UEA, where we are able to offer a full PGCE through School Direct. We have placements available based in our partnership schools which are spread throughout Norfolk. Please see schools at bottom of page.
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
  • Enhancement training in the Lead School (6 days to include P.E., Computing, Art Practical 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.

UEA School of Education (PGCE) - UEA Website

Partnership Schools


Sheringham Community Primary & Nursery School

Lionwood Infant School, Norwich


North Elmham Primary


The Belfry School, Overstrand


Suffield Park Infant School, Cromer


Colby Primary


Mundesley Infant School


Tunstead Primary School


Lionwood Junior School, Norwich


Bawdeswell Primary


Freethorpe Primary


Fleggburgh Primary