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Course summary

Why this course:

  • Ofsted rates our primary age courses as “Outstanding” (2023 report).
  • 100% of BA Primary Education graduates are in work or further study, according to the National Graduate Outcomes survey.
  • Roehampton’s network of over 400 partner schools across the region ensures excellent placement opportunities.
  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
  • Roehampton has been training teachers for 180+ years, longer than any other higher education provider in the UK
  • Completion of this degree will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from one of the highest rated providers in the country.
About the course: Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives? Would you like to enjoy a great starting salary and a rewarding career? Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young children grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job. Topics you will over include:
  • Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice: Contexts and Connections
  • Core Curriculum 5: English, Science and Mathematics
  • Curriculum Design (Wider Curriculum 4)
  • School Experience 3: The Lead Teacher
Skills: Our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a range of professional skillsets. This incorporates;
  • Studying modules to develop both your subject knowledge and understanding the art of teaching.
  • Our teacher training and professional modules cover behaviour management, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).
  • The course includes 24 weeks' school placement experience, giving you hands on experience in one of our 400 partner schools.
These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of teaching. You will focus on the subject of your choice, giving you the tools to teach in an area you are passionate about and enjoy. Career Opportunities: As a BA Primary Education (QTS) graduate, you'll be in an excellent position to succeed in a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. You will leave qualified to teach across the primary sector, whether you decide to work in an early years setting, independent or maintained school or SEN (Special Educational Needs) school.

Modules

Over the course of three years you will spend increasing amounts of time in a range of schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year) to lead teacher (final year). You will also study a range of modules which will develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching. The pedagogic and professional studies modules include learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL), giving you a solid theoretical grounding for working with children, ensuring you are best able to support their learning in practice. You will cover all of the National Curriculum subjects on this degree. In English, for example, you will look at language development, the teaching of reading and writing; in maths, developing mathematical understanding will be explored. Our BA Primary Education degree allows you to choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, developing over the course of three years your knowledge and skills to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range. In addition to your professional placements and university based studies, there is also the opportunity to spend time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as to go on field trips, visits to museums and art galleries to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences on to your pupils.

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

Application codes

Course code:
4N56
Institution code:
R48
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/primary-education-entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants complete a 30 minute written English task at interview to assess competency in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

English Language requirements

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Primary Education (QTS) KS1/KS2 at University of Roehampton - UCAS