Primary Education (2-year fast track) at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Course summary

Are you passionate about shaping the future of education and changing lives? Are you interested in working with primary-aged children in schools or other settings? Our accelerated two-year degree in Primary Education takes a critical look at educational theory and the primary practices it underpins. Whilst offering the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of how children learn, our course capitalises on Plymouth Institute of Education’s unique geographical location in Britain’s Ocean City. If you wish to become a primary teacher, this course will perfectly position you to access a further year of study to gain Qualified Teacher Status. Alternatively, upon graduation you may pursue other postgraduate study, such as the University of Plymouth MEd or Social Work MA, or seek professional employment, for example by becoming an educator in a museum or visitor attraction.

  • Gain a full BA (Hons) undergraduate degree in two years.
  • Bespoke study – options to arrange placements (paid/voluntary) with national or international settings, enabling you to choose experiences relevant to your career aims.
  • 100% coursework = no exams.
  • Benefit from a specialist-led campus-based experience with hands-on placements in the classroom and beyond.
  • Teaching is innovative and student-centred. You will learn through lectures, seminars, national or international placements, tutorials and one-to-one dissertation support.
  • Experience work-based learning in a range of educational contexts, regionally, nationally and internationally, according to your choice.
  • Full access to the University of Plymouth’s extensive range of sporting and social opportunities, and student support services.
  • The Year 1 summer placement allows you the opportunity to have flexibility in your location and nature of your educational setting.
  • Next steps support to access onward routes to gain Qualified Teaching Status (QTS).


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Assessment method

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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:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Primary Education (2-year fast track) at University of Plymouth - UCAS