Our typical offer is 120 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills) from a minimum of three A-levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), with a minimum profile of BCC plus additional qualifications such as AS levels and/or vocational awards (see UCAS tariff for further information). Along with completion of the professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy (see additional requirements below). Read more on the new UCAS Tariff point system for 2017.
Our typical offer is 300 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills) from a minimum of three A-levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), with a minimum profile of BCC plus additional qualifications such as AS levels and/or vocational awards (see UCAS tariff for further information). Along with completion of the professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy (see additional requirements below).
We also require five passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. We accept these as part of an Access course and also from Equivalency Testing.
Applicants should demonstrate that they have an educational background which will support the ten subject primary curriculum. Grade C or above in a range of other National Curriculum GCSE subject and A level subjects (or equivalents), with at least one A level subject (or equivalent) being in a National Curriculum subject are additional indicators of the strength of an application.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate and be able to reflect upon recent and relevant experience of working within a primary school context and supporting learning.
All successful applicants will be invited in for an interview. Interviews start mid to late November time so we recommend for you to apply as soon as UCAS opens in October.
Other acceptable qualifications
BTEC National: 300 points from a BTEC Certificate or Diploma.
Access Courses: We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. You should have achieved a minimum DDD (excluding toolbox). Please note: Extended Project is accepted for this course. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics, English Language and Science or the equivalent as part of your course.
Scottish Highers: Our typical offer is for 300 points.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Our typical offer is for 300 points.
International qualifications: Please call the Student Helpline for advice on other acceptable qualifications. The number from outside the UK is +44 191 515 3000.
Any other qualifications: If you have any other qualifications not listed here, you may still be eligible. Please contact the Student Helpline for advice: 0191 515 3000.
Returners to Learning: If you are a mature student, you may benefit from our dedicated Returners to Learning Progression Scheme. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Student Helpline: 0191 515 3000.
If you wish to be considered for direct entry to a different year of a course, please contact the Student Helpline: 0191 515 3000.
If you feel you already know some of the topics covered in this course, either due to previous learning or from experience of work, then you may not need to study the entire course.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the name given to the process of gaining credit towards a qualification because of something you have learnt in the past. If you are eligible for APL you won't have to learn the same topic again, and so you can be exempt from a module, set of modules or year of a course.
Read more about APL in the Quality Handbook (.pdf). If you think you may be eligible for APL, please contact the course leader.
The course includes working in schools so the following are required:
- Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Interviews will be taking place from early November 2015
- All trainee teachers are required to pass Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Applicants to ITT courses which start after 1 July 2013 will be required to pass the Skills Tests before starting their course. It would be helpful, but not essential if you are able to take the tests before the interview
- DBS Enhanced Disclosure
- Completion of a medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)
The annual fee for this course is:
- £9,000 if you are from the UK / EU
- £10,500 if you are an International student
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or International student, please see the International section of this website.
Scholarships and bursaries may be available to you – please see the Fees and Finance section of this website for more information.