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Course summary

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you will be able to impact some of the most crucial years of a child's development? Our BA Hons Primary Education course is for you! We develop excellent teachers who are resilient, critical, and reflective classroom practitioners. You will benefit from the university’s commitment to inclusivity, diversity and serving disadvantaged diverse communities. The well-structured curriculums and placement-based training prepare trainees well to enter the world of teaching (Ofsted 2023). The University of Greenwich has a long history of providing Initial Teacher Education courses. This course is designed to prepare Beginning Teachers for work in schools and to ensure that they are equipped to stay in the profession with a focus on sustainability but also to take the opportunity to explore education beyond the classroom. To be eligible to apply for teaching posts, Beginning Teachers must meet all the current Teachers’ Standards when summatively assessed against these at the end of the course. To become evidence-informed problem-solving practitioners, who can make a significant difference to the lives of the pupils they work with, their QTS* needs a sound theoretical underpinning provided by the ITT/E Curriculum. The academic and professional dimensions to Initial Teacher Training/Education are symbiotic. The abilities to address complex issues and develop critical thinking skills are important dimensions to the University-based taught modules. Beginning Teachers have maximum opportunities to practise in the classroom and to use the underpinning theory to understand and adapt their practice. The ITT/E Curriculum and practice is unified with Beginning Teachers learning and developing from expert practitioners both at centre and in the partnership. *University of Greenwich sets and receives fees, delivers the programme, provides wellbeing support, and makes the academic award. University of Derby co-designs and accredits the curriculum, and recommends the QTS award. What you should know about this course

  • We have research rich communities across the partnership.
  • We impact on a diverse range of areas and communities.
  • We champion reading for pleasure with a focus on social justice.
  • Our courses are representative of the students we teach and the communities we serve.
  • We develop local teachers who teach with passion and purpose for the empowerment of the children.


All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include essays, portfolios, presentations, and practical teaching in school. After being formally assessed against the national statutory requirements, you can be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status*. *University of Greenwich sets and receives fees, delivers the programme, provides wellbeing support, and makes the academic award. University of Derby co-designs and accredits the curriculum, and recommends the QTS award.

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

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points. 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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants will be required to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Health checks

Applicants will be required to Complete a Suitability Declaration and pass an Occupational Health check.


Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview. Find out more about this requirement on our selection day page


Applicants will also be required to provide an academic or professional reference.

English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

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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
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

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BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS* at University of Greenwich - UCAS