Primary Education with QTS (3-7 years) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Inspire the future generation of learners by training to become a primary school teacher at the University of Worcester, rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted in 2023. We offer an exciting and inclusive environment in which you will learn how to effectively teach children during a crucial and formative stage of their development. This course empowers trainee primary teachers to become successful and creative practitioners gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) leading to excellent career opportunities after graduation. At Worcester, you will gain valuable theoretical knowledge through sessions taught on campus as well as practical skills in teaching, managing behaviour, and planning, through primary school placements that you will attend throughout the year. This combination of taught sessions on campus and experiences on school placement prepares you for a smooth transition into a teaching career once you qualify as a primary school teacher. The University’s ever expanding and dynamic partnership with primary schools mean we currently work with around 260 schools across areas in Worcestershire and beyond. We are proud that Ofsted (March, 2023) rated our course as "Outstanding" in training primary teachers. The University of Worcester’s education of future primary and secondary teachers has been given the highest possible Ofsted grade. Inspectors stated that, along with its partners, the University creates “a learning community that places children at the heart of everyone’s endeavours”. Key features

  • The Primary initial teacher education programme is designed to empower you to become a confident and competent qualified primary school teacher
  • Teaching experience in primary schools plus additional days which focus on specific teaching skills
  • The opportunity to carry out placements in a variety of schools to provide a rich and balanced experienced across a broad range of environments
  • 'Developing Self' module strand 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 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 University of Worcester achievements
  • The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023).
  • Worcester is a leader in sustainability and has been awarded First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League each and every year since 2009. In 2019, the University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and was Highly Commended in the global awards at the UN.


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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

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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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Primary Education with QTS (3-7 years) at University of Worcester - UCAS