Reasons to choose Kingston
- Kingston has been training teachers for over 100 years.
- We have over 200 partnership schools to ensure you have excellent support and a diverse experience.
- In addition to your placements in schools, you’ll have a “Beyond the Classroom” experience in an alternative learning environment such as museum education arts education, theatre education, sports or recreational activities.
- Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
Example modules -Core Curriculum and Pedagogy -Child Development and Inclusive Practice -Professional Practice. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.
You will not be required to take any exams. Your academic work will be assessed through coursework, such as essays, presentations and projects. Some of your assessments will be independent work; others will be group work with fellow students on your course. At the end of each school placement, you will be supported by your University Link Tutor and Class Teacher / School Based Mentor to identify strengths and next steps in your practice to ensure you are making good progress and have engaged with the five core areas as outlined in the CCF. You will receive a report that summarises your practice alongside clear targets to support your development in your next placement. The final teaching placement in Year 3 will be assessed against Teachers' Standards (DfE, 2011).
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
As well as meeting the level 3 requirement of 112-128 UCAS points, you will also need a minimum of 5 GCSE passes (9-4 or A*-C) in English, Maths & Science plus 2 other subjects.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
An enhanced DBS check in Child Workforce will be conducted following acceptance of any offer given.
The health check will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given.
If your application is short-listed, you will be invited to interview where you will be expected to complete a range of tasks as well as having a formal interview with a tutor.
Satisfactory DBS check and Occupational Health Clearance (these will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given). If you are offered a place on a teacher training course, it is recommended that you spend time in a school in your chosen age phase to familiarise yourself with the demands and expectations of
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding