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

  • If you want to experience multicultural placements we offer training in contrasting primary schools, plus a two-week placement in an alternative setting
  • Our students have a 97% employment success within 6 months of graduation
  • Upon successful completion you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status to pursue your dream career

Overview

Overview

How a child learns in their early and primary years can have a lasting impact on their entire education.

Work placements

Your teacher training will take place in sessions at the university with our expert tutors, and with vital on-the-job placements. Our degree has a strong urban focus, partnering with many contrasting primary schools and early years settings. This will allow you to immerse yourselves in schools with rich multicultural traditions. Each year, you will spend approximately eight weeks observing and working alongside experienced teachers in a school, with increasing responsibility. By the time you achieve Qualified Teacher Status at the end of Year 3, you will have the confidence and skills to begin a rewarding career as a primary teacher.

Degree structure

Our degree aims to give you an insight into education in the wider context. So in addition to mainstream school placements, during Year 2 of your study you will undertake a two-week enrichment placement. This will be in an alternative setting such as an education department within a museum or a special school.

In Year 3, you will be able to develop a personal interest or area of expertise within primary education. This will be through an option and final research project. There is also an opportunity for mainstream students to opt for a mathematics specialism. If you wish to be considered for the maths specialism route you will need to apply for the mainstream primary education and register your interest towards the end of the first year - although it is wise to note that places are limited.

Ofsted inspection

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

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

280 UCAS points or above.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses

Plus GCSE English language, mathematics and science with a minimum of grade C are required.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in English, science and mathematics equivalent to GCSE grade C. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview
  • Provide recent evidence of working with or observing children in a primary school classroom
  • Demonstrate interest, experience, skills and commitment related to teaching
  • Pass Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

What people say

Doing my degree at Greenwich was one of the best experiences in my life! 

Maria Reader
BA Hons Primary Education with QTS

Extra information

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

Careers

You will be assessed through national standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Successful graduates can pursue a teaching career in primary schools.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Avery Hill Campus

Situated in Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 20 walk)

TFL buses frequently run closeby.

Free 15 min stay parking available on campus. 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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