Primary Education (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Primary Education (with QTS)

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Course summary

This exciting and interactive course combines an Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to become a competent and confident primary school teacher within three years. The content provides a thorough grounding in the major issues of education including child development, setting high expectations, identifying pupil progress, planning and assessment, behaviour management and special educational needs and disabilities. Why this course at Marjon? • 90% in work or further study 15 months after the course (Discover Uni 2023). • Extensive placement experience, starting with a partner and gradually taking over full classrooms, placed in one of over 200 primary schools across the South West, London or abroad. • Engage with all the primary curriculum subjects, with additional specialist input in one chosen subject, which is a stand-out feature on your CV. • Second year enhanced placement could include zoos, outdoor centres and a range of special schools. • Third year final placements are in the first term meaning at interviews you are confident in your experience. What might I become? This course enables you to start working as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a primary school or educational setting. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Primary Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why Marjon graduates are the top earning education graduates in the South West**. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


Adam -Third year, BEd Primary Education; “The first year is a great overview into life as a student teacher. We learnt about child development, phonics, reading and comprehension, building a strong foundation to help us in school. In our second year we had more placement experience and learnt how to manage classrooms. There’s a lot of self-reflection and improving the knowledge you have to educate children. The final year is a 10-week placement along with the dissertation.” 1st Year Professional studies & first teaching practice Foundations of learning: Literacy & numeracy Child development & early learning Curriculum studies: Foundation subjects & Religious Education Professional skills of the teacher Curriculum studies: Core subjects 2nd Year Second teaching practice Professional studies: Developing as a teacher Curriculum studies: Developing foundation subjects & Religious Education Curriculum studies: Developing core subject knowledge Managing medium-term teaching & learning Inclusion & primary education Specialism: Enhancing knowledge & understanding Curriculum studies: Deepening core subject understanding Enhanced placement 3rd Year Final teaching practice Specialism: Critical application of knowledge and understanding Professional studies: Current issues for the teacher Dissertation

Assessment method

By coursework only through a range of creative assignments including portfolios, presentations, designing and making resources and written assignments. Placement assessment is carried out by school mentors and university tutors against the Teachers’ Standards.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

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

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Primary Education (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS