Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BA Hons

Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BA Hons

The BA Hons Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status programme has a strong urban focus, enabling students to take advantage of the university's strong partnerships with schools in contrasting settings, including schools with rich multicultural traditions. 

Training takes place through sessions at the university and periods of school-based training undertaken in primary schools and early years settings. 

Our primary department staff are well-qualified and experienced primary practitioners. During our most recent Ofsted inspection, the staff were found to be 'generous with their time and very accessible'. 

In addition to mainstream school placements, during year 2 of study students will undertake a two-week enrichment placement in an alternative setting. This could be in a setting such as an education department within a museum or a special school. This will give students the opportunity to gain insight into education in the wider context. In Year 3, students will be able to develop a personal interest or area of expertise in the primary curriculum through an option and the final research project.

There is also an opportunity for mainstream students to opt for a mathematics specialism. Students wishing to be considered for this route will apply for the mainstream primary education and register their interest towards the end of their first year, although places are limited.

UCAS code

X320 A BA/Ped

Department

Primary Education

Location

Avery Hill Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • 280 UCAS tariff points or above
  • PLUS grade C at GCSE in English, mathematics and science.

You will be required to:

  • Attend an interview
  • Be able to demonstrate interest, experience, skills and commitment related to teaching
  • Provide recent evidence of working with/observing children in an educational setting
  • Pass Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme. For more information see: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

How to apply: Applicants should apply through UCAS at www.ucas.com

Assessment

Students are assessed in a range of modes including essays, portfolios and through practical experience of teaching in a school. Students will spend approximately eight weeks each year in school observing and working alongside experienced teachers. The level of responsibility increases each year so that by the end of Year 3 students are confident to embark on their teaching career.

Professional recognition

Qualified Teacher Status

Career options

Graduates from this programme can pursue a teaching career in primary schools.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 70 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 70 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Placements

Find out about the placement opportunities we offer.

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