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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course provides you with a variety of dynamic and diverse opportunities that will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire learners in a wide range of schools. The Department for Education (DfE) is introducing new requirements for initial teacher training delivered by all accredited providers from September 2024, which means the course information below is likely to change. Check for the latest information. This innovative programme is responsive to new initiatives in primary education and will enable you to become a highly effective and reflective teacher. Successful completion of the course offers you a degree and a teaching qualification. The course comprises five strands that combine to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge to become a committed, creative and confident primary school teacher. The strands are as follows:

  • Core (English, Mathematics and Science and/or the prime and specific areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum)
  • Professional Studies
  • Foundation (all other National Curriculum subjects and/or the prime and specific areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum)
  • Subject Study
  • School-based Training.
These strands are repeated in each year of study to enable you to build up your knowledge, understanding and skills in each key area. The school-based and University-based aspects of the training course are interlinked and interdependent.

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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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Clearance


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no subtest below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

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