Why Primary Education: 3-7 Foundation/Keystage 1? Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in their latest review (2015), our Primary Education (ages 3–7) degree prepares you for a successful teaching career. You’ll not only graduate as a qualified teacher, but will build the specialist skills needed to progress as an outstanding subject leader in the area you’re passionate about. Covering both the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 National Curriculum, you’ll specialise in two subjects: a core (English, maths or science) and a foundation such as history or art. With opportunities to gain work experience through our network of over 400 schools, in educational environments including big city academies, village schools and special educational needs settings, our graduates stand out from the competition. You’ll draw on the specialist subject expertise of our lecturers and the exceptional teachers you’ll work alongside on placements, with a large proportion of our partner schools being graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. You’ll be supported by experienced educators, while optional subject modules and continuing professional development opportunities will also help you tailor your study to your own particular interests and aspirations. Why University of Gloucestershire? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises: 1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching* (*eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.
Alongside work placements and lectures, you'll develop skills through work field trips and off-campus activities. Our students work at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, delivering the Waterstones toddler storytime sessions for children under five. Our Park Campus hosts 'The Wildlife Trusts' exciting annual Bioblitz science event, where our students gain experience during hands-on field research and analysis with children. For creative lesson planning, we take regular trips to local destinations such as Kingsholm Rugby Stadium and Gloucester Cathedral as well as attending national conferences to share best practice.
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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English, maths and science at grade 4 (C) or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
English Language requirements
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