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Course summary

If your ambition is to become an outstanding primary school teacher, this BEd Primary Education is for you. The 2017 Good Teacher Training Guide ranked us in the top ten nationally and Ofsted recently graded us as ‘outstanding’ too. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Our primary education team is experienced, dynamic and caring – they are totally committed to your success. The feedback and employment rates we get prove this: Derby students rated their training very highly in the latest national survey of Newly Qualified Teachers and for the past three years, 100% of our graduates have been in work or further study within six months of finishing. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Do you know you want to be a primary school teacher? Are you looking for a place to learn which is supportive and diverse as well as high quality? Then look no further. HOW YOU WILL LEARN As well as university-based sessions (lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers), you’ll spend around 26 weeks on placement in a variety of schools, including a special educational needs setting. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You won’t just visit schools; we run fieldtrips to businesses, religious or multi-faith settings, and attractions too. We’ll also encourage you to take part in community projects and charity events. There may even be the opportunity to visit a school overseas. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY The regular placements, combined with our expert mentoring, ensure you leave this primary education degree ready to step straight into the classroom if you want to. Many of our students are offered jobs at their placement schools. Of course, you might want to continue studying on our MA Education. RELATED COURSES PG Cert Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5) Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Integrated Masters in Education (MEdu) (in curriculum enhancement) with Qualified Teacher Status

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

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Health checks

An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Qualified Teacher Status competency requirements; Fundamental English and Mathematics All trainees completing an Initial Teacher Training programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the fundamentals of English and Maths outlined by the Department for Education before Qualified Teacher Status is included in the award. To ensure trainees meet the required competencies you will be required to undertake a number of activities which will take place when you commence your course. Full details of the required competencies will be provided to you following enrolment. Please note it is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills, in the event that the required competency is not achieved your award will not include Qualified Teacher Status.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 6.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 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 £14900 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Education with QTS at University of Derby - UCAS