University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Teaching - Early Years (3-7 years)

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Course summary

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Overview When you've decided you want to be a primary school teacher, you'll want your degree to lead you smoothly into this fulfilling, rewarding career. At Worcester, we have excellent contacts with the schools in the region where you'll do your placements. They also keep us up to date with job vacancies, so not surprisingly, our employability statistics are very impressive. You'll also experience a great sense of community on the course. The majority of sessions are delivered in small seminar groups, with some whole cohort sessions. You will receive excellent academic and personal support from your tutors throughout the course and exceptional guidance from mentors and colleagues in school. Key Features

  • 95% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020) for the Primary Teaching programme
  • An appropriate balance between teaching and placements, including placement in the first term, where you'll experience school life and learn about the role of the class teacher
  • The opportunity to carry out placements in different schools to provide a broad yet personalised experienced, tailored to specific needs
  • 'Developing Self' module ensures mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of our programme and provide opportunities for your personal and professional development
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course
  • Opportunities to work with innovative schools to enhance professional practice
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students. Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent Worcester achievements
  • University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards
  • 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
  • Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards
  • Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Green Gown Awards
Guaranteed accommodation If you’re applying to be a first year undergraduate student and accept a conditional or unconditional offer as your first choice by 1 May and apply for accommodation before 31 May, you are guaranteed a place in our University-managed accommodation.

Course details

Modules

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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:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X121
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
100%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Primary Teaching - Early Years (3-7 years) at University of Worcester - UCAS