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Primary School Direct Pre-Course Preparation

Congratulations on your offer for a PGCE Primary course (School Direct) at Warwick.

We look forward to you joining our cohort this year. We hope this page helps you prepare for your studies. We'll update the information on this page when it's available, so please check back over time.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Admissions Team on cte dot admissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

With best wishes

Julie Taylor
PGCE Primary & Early Years School Direct Programme Lead
On behalf of CTE and the rest of the Primary team

p.s. Why not stay in touch with us on Twitter too?


Pre-course information for Primary & Early Years School Direct PGCE. These materials will be updated throughout the summer

Please note where the course calendar states "University Days" this could be delivered through a blend of online and face to face teaching sessions. We are still confirming final arrangements whilst the COVID landscape changes.

Course Start date - 30th August 2022 An timetable for induction will be shared in due course.

*To be published Summer 2022*
Programme Calendar

(Main SD cohort)

Please note that this is a provisional plan of the year and may be subject to change. A final copy will be shared on the first day of the course

*To be published Summer 22*
Induction Timetable


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Preparing for a PGCE MOOC course

Staff at the Centre for Teacher Education have designed the Preparing for a PGCE MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to support you in preparing for your PGCE year which can be accessed now via

The course is completely free and based on the University of Warwick's successful PGCE programme. You will learn observational teaching skills along with key legal knowledge that will stand you in great stead for the PGCE to come. The course is run multiple times, has a duration of 4 weeks and requires 3 hours of study per week.