Primary Education with QTS at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

Train for a challenging and rewarding career as a primary school teacher in an ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted, 2019) department. Study our primary education degree with a professional qualification (QTS) to prepare for a fulfilling career in the classroom, inspiring future generations. We will train you to teach five to 11-year-olds in both secular and religious schools. We offer special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic schools. School Experience in every year of your course You will spend at least seven weeks each year in a primary school working alongside expert colleagues in a range of year groups. You will start working with small groups and will progress to planning for and teaching whole classes. We will organise these school placements for you in one of our partnership schools to ensure you receive the appropriate levels of support. Learn from devoted tutors in a supportive environment Our students praise St Mary’s for the quality of our teaching, and the support you receive from staff on the programme: “The passionate lecturers are a constant reminder of why teaching is my chosen profession, and I became genuinely excited to go into school and put everything that I have learnt into practice.” (NSS, 2021) Another student explained, "I felt valued and respected by all staff from the outset of my course. I have enjoyed my experience and thanks to all the staff on my course, I feel I have the skills and enthusiasm after their support, teaching and advice to embark on my new career as a teacher." Ofsted graded St Mary’s ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of teacher training in 2019. We achieved 92% teaching satisfaction rate in the 2022 National Student Survey. You can also study our programme in North Wales. We are partnered with Wrexham Glyndŵr, who offer teaching placements in both English and Welsh schools.


The first year of the course is an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach effectively in a primary school. Professional Studies and the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, physical education (PE) and modern foreign languages (MFL) are at the centre of the programme. Students also have the opportunity to study all the foundation subjects of the National Curriculum to gain an understanding of the broad base of subjects currently taught in schools. Year Two continues to build the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach effectively in a primary school. Alongside the core subjects, students choose four elective modules. The third year completes the students' training as well-rounded classroom teachers. The students study the core subjects, one elective subject and complete a research project with a practical, class-based focus.

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete an online health questionnaire


You will be expected to attend an interview at the University. A written assessment will be used to evaluate your strengths in literacy. Candidates will be required to take part in a group discussion and presentation, followed by an individual interview.

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

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 £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

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Primary Education with QTS at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS