Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BEd (Hons) Primary Education with QTS will make sure you become a 10/10 teacher. As one of the best Education training providers in the UK, ARU trains the highest quality teachers in the country. The gold star of teacher training: Study at a university ranked seventh in the country for Education in the  Guardian League Table 2024 and shortlisted for Times Higher Education (THE) Awards University of the Year 2023; ARU is the only new accredited University provider of teacher training in the UK; Designed and taught by primary school teachers – who took the QTS route – for primary school teachers; We have over 20 years’ experience of training education professionals. At ARU we don't just train people to teach - we develop real teachers with a life-long careers on their doorstep which is why we’re in the Top 15% in England for Graduate Employment (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023). Based in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, our BEd (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) offers flexibility to study and teach in a location that suits you. The BEd (Hons) Primary Education with QTS, combines three years of academic study with three high quality assessed placements in primary schools across the East of England and in London. It’s an exciting, intense, and competitive route into teaching – challenging - but you’ll develop the experience, understanding and confidence to excel in the classroom. We’ll work with you to secure placement that meets your needs and ambitions and you’ll receive a bursary of £10 per day of placement. You'll be part of a smaller group of trainees at ARU, meaning you'll receive a much more personalised training experience that considers your individual needs. You'll have the opportunity to shape your own training, so you can learn in the way that suits you and develop your own areas of focus. We're looking to select the most dedicated and ambitious future teachers which is why we interview for all places on our BEd Primary Education with QTS. It also gives you the chance to get to know us and explore all that we have to offer too. You’ll experience creating, implementing, and evaluating lesson plans and resources and be fully equipped with the professional skills to create a safe and happy classroom that supports pupils’ learning. With deep dives into a range of core professional issues including assessment, behaviour management, lesson planning, special educational needs and working well with parents and colleagues, you’ll develop personalised specialisms, finding your own interests and passions in this exciting field of education. Our degree is aligned with the Department for Education’s Teachers’ Standards and related Core Content Framework, so you’ll be fully prepared for all the requirements to be qualified to teach the 5-11 age range. But more than that, our innovative teaching approaches, like our Ruskin modules and Specialist Focus Project, give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge as a teacher, considering the wider concerns and needs that face children and families within a Primary School and the local community. You’ll leave our BEd degree having had a wide range of classroom experiences, including school placements each year, building up to taking 80% responsibility for a class in your third year. You’ll be assessed teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, so you can be confident that you’ll be ready to thrive as an early career teacher. With a high level of personal support throughout your course, including in-school mentors trained to support you to maximise your placement, you’ll be set challenging goals and encouraged to reflect deeply at every opportunity. From unique training opportunities to world-class wellbeing support, get ready for a training experience you simply can't get elsewhere. Join a University which is shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards University of the Year 2023.


Year 1: Key Professional Skills for Effective Teaching 1; Core Curriculum 1 ; The Wider Curriculum 1; School Placement 1. Year 2: Ruskin module; Key Professional Skills for Effective Teaching 2; Core Curriculum 2; The Wider Curriculum 2; School Placement 2. Year 3: Key Professional Skills for Effective Teaching 3; Core Curriculum 3; The Wider Curriculum 3; School Placement 3. Modules are subject to change and availability, and may vary by location.

Assessment method

To ensure you are succeeding on the course, we use a range of different assessments, including the following activities: • Presentation • Group presentation • Create/select/evaluate teaching resources and write an accompanying rationales • Lesson planning and accompanying rationales • Evaluation • Patchwork text • Professional enquiry • Reflective diary • Placement portfolio There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community. Your tutors and mentors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.

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

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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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

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Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS