BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS is a challenging degree which will develop your knowledge and skills in the broad range of curriculum studies qualifying you to teach at primary level. Placements in schools are an essential part of the course, accounting for a total of 70 credits. When you graduate you will be a fully qualified Primary School Teacher.
This course is taught via lectures, seminars, group work, computer-based learning, and independent learning.
In-school training is an important part of this course. During that time, you will benefit from practical learning and be supported by school-based trainers, University tutors and your peers.
Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, posters, presentations and computer-based assessments, (including podcasts and vodcasts). Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
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Our typical offer is 120 UCAS points from a minimum of three A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), which must be a minimum of BBB. You can include additional qualifications such as AS levels and/or vocational awards.
We also accept applications from those with at least three distinctions in an Access to Higher Education course. The Access course results must equate to 120 UCAS points.
You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above, and these must include Mathematics, Science, and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
In addition to academic qualifications, you must also:
If English is not your first language, you will also need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and no other element lower than 6.0.
We strongly encourage you to have some work experience in a primary school and/or supportive learning environment.
All successful applicants will be invited in for an interview. Interviews start mid to late November, so we recommend that you apply as soon as UCAS opens, in October.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained primary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in primary schools.
Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £56,000 outside London, and £64,000 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £42,379 and £112,000.
Teachers also benefit from excellent holidays, and the teachers’ pension scheme is the second largest public sector pension scheme in the UK.
Placements are an essential part of this degree. You will spend time in schools in each year of this three-year degree, gaining a true understanding of what being an primary teacher involves, and using your new skills and knowledge. When you’re ready to start searching for a teaching job, you will already have a wide network of professional contacts who can help you find the right opportunities.