The programme is taught over two years on a part-time basis but includes blocks of full-time professional placement.
The programme at the Medway campus has an annual intake.
The six modules of the course cover areas such as:
- Learning and Teaching
- Curriculum Focus
- The Wider Curriculum
- Meeting Diverse Needs
- Reflective Practice
- Professional Practice
Modules 1-5 take one university term to complete and are assessed through a variety of approaches including written assignments, oral presentations, and an independent investigation into primary practice.
Module 6 involves assessment of professional practice throughout the programme ending with the final placement.
Students will be taught in face-to-face sessions in the university but will also be expected to take part in sessions taught in other settings – for example visits to schools, visits to places of interest, sessions in outdoor locations. This is in line with the programme emphasis on diverse learning environments.
In addition students are expected to undertake individual study and research to develop their own expertise and areas of interest. It is likely that this will be related to areas of development in the schools and settings where the students are based.
An innovative feature of the programme is that schools who support students on the PEPR programme will be invited to send an additional member of staff to some of the taught sessions at university, free of charge.