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

Become a teacher with this primary education degree and receive teacher training rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its 2016 report. You will also benefit from our excellent links with schools.

Our Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree will give you the knowledge and skills to inspire young learners. You will receive teacher training through on-the-job placements and sessions at the university with our tutors.

The course includes around eight weeks each year observing and working alongside experienced primary teachers in a school. This means that by the time you achieve Qualified Teacher Status at the end of your final year, you will have the skills and confidence to start your career as a primary education teacher.

As part of The Department for Education's (DfE) recent review and reforms to initial teacher training (ITT), this course is currently subject to change. It is expected that this course will run in Sept 2024/5 with revised content and a new accredited awarding body. We expect to finalise these arrangements and be able to confirm and update the information displayed here on our website by the end of 2023, until this time the information listed here is indicative only and is based on accreditation and content for the course currently running this academic year.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

X320 A BA/PEd

School

Education

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Fees information

What you should know about this course

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


Want to find out what studying Primary Education at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Sarah Smith.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

When you join us, you will be taught by an experienced team of experts with an academic , research and primary school background. This includes academics from a range of disciplines and recent head teachers and teachers. The University of Greenwich has a long history in education and our academics are experts in their respective fields committed to sharing their expertise with aspiring teachers.

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Entry requirements

Qualifications
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language and GCSE Science all at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

Application and selection

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

About these requirements

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 100-120. Students attend all lectures. Teaching groups are 25-30 and personal tutor groups are 20-30.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for course work, presentation and portfolio subject knowledge. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including Education.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies (estimate, £150 per year).

Placements: you are expected to pay for your transport to your placements during the year.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You  will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in two primary schools, with intensive training placements for an additional four weeks where you will focus on core elements of practice. This will be an integral part of your study and provides the context in which you can develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding.

There will also be further opportunities to engage in school-based training in a range of specialist schools and educational contexts.

How long is my placement?

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.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates  of this course can pursue a teaching career in primary schools. Employment rates are outstanding and have consistently been well above national and London averages year on year.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career. The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops .Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course. We hold an Employability Fair which is attended by Partnership schools.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre . Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics.

Support from the department

During the course, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support your studies. Your tutor will be on hand to offer both personal career and academic guidance. Individual support and designated workshops are tailored to meet the needs of each of our individual students in order to ensure high quality outcomes.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.