Primary Education (QTS) at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

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.
About this course Few careers are as rewarding, or as important, as teaching. Choosing to study at Kingston will give your career the best possible start. On this course, you’ll spend at least 120 days in school, developing your teaching skills with support from expert colleagues and you’ll gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Your professional practice will give you experience of teaching children from different backgrounds in a variety of settings. You’ll also study pedagogy (the art of teaching), theories of learning and child development, safeguarding, and ways of supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). If you’re offered a place on this course, we recommend you spend time in a primary school to become familiar with the teaching environment. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Graduates become class teachers, subject leaders, headteachers, tutors and members of advisory and inspection teams. Others progress into related fields of education or further study at Kingston University, including NASENCO.


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.

Assessment method

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Health checks

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

Student Outcomes

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Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Primary Education (QTS) at Kingston University - UCAS