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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.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in any other element.
Applicants are expected to show, recent experience (two weeks minimum, but preferably more) of working within English state mainstream Primary Classroom(s) in Foundation Stage, KS1 and/or KS2 during the past two years.
All successful applicants will be interviewed.
All successful applicants will be required to:
Obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure
Complete a Medical pro forma
Complete a Self-Declaration
Successfully complete the DfE Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. It would be helpful, but not essential, to take the tests before your interview
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.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
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 £24,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £62,000 outside London, and £70,000 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 a 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.
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