Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of our training programme, trainees will be awarded either of the following:


The Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is awarded to students accruing at least 40 level 7 credits during their programme and who complete the programme.


The Professional Certificate in Education with QTS is awarded to students accruing fewer than 40 level 7 credits during their programme and who complete the programme. 


In addition trainee teachers will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes, and intellectual and cognitive skills through their ability to:


  • be critical, reflective, inspirational and innovative in their approach to classroom practice

  • be engaged in professional understanding which synthesises theory and practice

  • demonstrate approaches in the classroom, taking risks, making decisions in complex and unpredictable situations

  • demonstrate a range of evaluative skills needed to reflect on the impact on classroom performance of different teaching strategies and models of professional learning

  • cater for the diversity of pupil and groups in different contexts

  • build effective and respectful relationships with children in order to ensure that individuals realise their full potential spiritually, morally, socially, emotionally and in terms of attainment

  • understand the structures and frameworks for organising and managing primary education and an understanding of cultural, political and social factors affecting these

  • understand the content of and related pedagogy for different subject areas within the primary curriculum

  • employ a range of strategies for the effective organisation and management of resources, staff and  time, in order to create a successful learning environment and active engagement of the learner

  • understand the importance of being both part of a team in school and the wider community

  • access information from a range of sources in order to develop their learning and teaching

    use a range of problem solving and research skills

  • identify connections between education policy, research findings and classroom practice

  • critically evaluate research and policy and argue alternative approaches

  • combine their studies and practical experience in school in presenting written assignments, seminar papers or presentations using other media and technologies

  • reflect on themselves as learners and teachers, analyse strengths and needs and set targets for continued development

  • model the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, values and behaviour

  • engage with their continuing professional development

  • understand the full scope of the teacher’s professional role and the contribution of on-going research; including the ability to take responsibility for their future learning and development.