Undergraduate prospectus

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.

Course/institution codes

X320 A BA/PEd

Department

Primary Education

Location

Duration

3 years full-time

UK/international fees

2018/2019 fees

2019/2020 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • Ofsted rated the quality of teacher training as 'Outstanding' in its recent report for Initial Teacher Education 2016
  • Voted in the top two universities in London with 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
  • Upon successful completion, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status to pursue your dream career.

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

- Johanna Fryer, BA Hons Primary Education with QTS

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 the course leader, Sarah Smith.

What you will study

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with latest research insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our faculty lecturers hold a teaching qualification. Learn more about our staff here.

Primary Education

Come and visit us

You can find out a lot about a university online, but to really get a feel for what it's like to live and study here you should come and visit. Come take a look at our historic campuses in London and Kent.

Can't make it? Don't worry!

If you want to book a private tour, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk with your preferred dates, campus and course of interest.

Entry requirements

If you are

112 UCAS points from A-levels, with no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE mathematics , science and English language with a minimum of grade 4 (C) or equivalent are required. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview
  • 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 Occupational Health screening.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars 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. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, 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

Academic year:

  • 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

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

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

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 just over £100 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.

Accommodation pages

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

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Placements: You will have to pay travel to and from your placement school. This will vary from year-to-year depending upon where you are placed.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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

Do you provide employability services?

The Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We strive to deliver a professional service with the aim of empowering our students to achieve their potential. We provide the following:

- CV and cover letter checks
- Application support
- One-to-one careers advice
- Interview tips and support
- Careers fairs
- Internships
- Graduate jobs

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. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Some students may be eligible to participate in the +Erasmus student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Teacher training at the University of Greenwich

Study teacher education at a university with a long tradition of training teachers that has primary education courses rated as outstanding by Ofsted and strong links with schools.

Visit our teacher training subject page.

Train to Teach at Greenwich


What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? Work with young people? Study education? It’s not too late.

UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.