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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information Course summary

  • Learn from expert colleagues in local and regional primary schools
  • Develop subject expertise through both university and placement-based training
  • Apply theory, research and evidence to meet the Teachers’ Standards and develop critical reflection skills
  • Study inclusive practices that promote positive outcomes for all learners
  • Explore an area of individual specialism to enhance your expertise and practice
On our BA Primary Education course, you'll learn about the key aspects of a teacher’s role – including theories of learning, pedagogy, assessment and behaviour management. You’ll also study inclusive practices that promote positive outcomes for all learners. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our Sheffield Institute of Education is one of the UK’s largest providers of teacher training, supporting 1,000 new teachers every year. Because we partner with more than 600 schools and colleges in the region, you’ll have every opportunity to gain experience and network with leading educational providers. We think carefully about each aspect of your learning – deciding where’s the best place to learn, in what way and with who. We’ll support your learning by providing the right level of challenge in both your academic study and professional practice, as well as growing your profile and confidence as a work-ready graduate and teacher. You learn through:
  • Lectures and smaller group seminars
  • Individual and group tutorials
  • School placements supported by university tutors and your school-based mentor
  • Individual reflection and goal-setting
  • Feedback on academic work and school-based practice
  • Workshops and simulations
  • Intensive training and practice episodes
  • Independent study
  • Collaborative projects
  • Essays and presentations
  • Lesson plans, teaching and evaluation
  • Independent research projects
Key themes We’ll help you champion equality, diversity and inclusivity – you’ll gain a range of skills to support positive learning behaviours and positive outcomes. You’ll study the curriculum and teaching strategies you’ll need to teach the subject you want to teach – as well as understanding how children learn and the stages of child development. The teaching and learning on this course fully integrates university-based and school-based learning with placements in all three years – amounting to at least 24 weeks in schools. You’ll also develop skills in planning and assessment while engaging in current debates about education. Applied learning You’ll complete placements in all three years of the course, with the opportunity to undertake at least 120 days in school – across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The integration of university-based and school-based training is designed to support you on your journey towards achieving QTS, developing your growing knowledge and skills as you progress through the course. Your placements will vary in purpose – some will have a particular area of focus over several days or weeks – others will support you in taking on the role of a class teacher and teaching the breadth of the curriculum within a particular class. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements between your second and final years. This gives you valuable work experience and the chance to specialise in an area of education or experience the curriculum from an international perspective – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.


Year 1 Compulsory modules An Introduction To Teaching And Learning How Children Learn: 5-11 Introduction To Curriculum And Pedagogy: 5-11 Subject Focus: Early Reading And Early Maths Year 2 Compulsory modules Designing Learning Sequences: 5-11 Developing A Specialism Inclusive Environments For Behaviour And Learning: 5-11  Placement 2 The Teaching, Learning And Assessment Cycle: 5-11 Final year Compulsory modules Debates In Education: 5-11 Educational Enquiry Placement 3 Reflecting On Professional Practice And Development

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Coursework Practicals

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 will also accept Grade B from CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event and you should present a passport or photo driving license. You can present other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to starting your course. Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7With a minimum of 6.5 in all skills.

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements.

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Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Primary Education (5-11) with QTS at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS