Keen to kickstart a career as a primary school teacher? The course content is designed to address the full breadth of the Teachers’ Standards, combining university-based and school-based training. You’ll have the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science), the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the full scope of the National Curriculum. This course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages three to eleven, and, upon successful completion, we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Why Study Primary and Early Years Education with QTS BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? We know there’s no substitute for learning how to teach in the classroom environment; we give you the opportunity to gain practical experience across our partnership schools each year of the course. Placements will be organised by our dedicated placements team alongside your academic tutors. You’ll: • observe experienced teachers • gain practical, hands-on experience (in front of students) • benefit from one-to-one mentoring. This Huddersfield University course allows you to access the University’s extensive professional and academic network and use our mock Early Years and Primary classrooms. You could go on to work in a relevant teaching or education role, or further study – in childhood studies, for example. After successfully completing the course, you’ll be a qualified teacher, ready to embark on your Early Career Teaching (ECT) professional development programme in school. An impressive 100 per cent of our undergraduate students go on to work and/or further study within 15 months of graduating. We were also ranked best in Yorkshire† for student satisfaction in the subject Teacher Training (National Student Survey 2022), too, with this course achieving a satisfaction score of 95 per cent. †subject rankings refer to Common Aggregation Hierarchy level 3 and are further filtered to include English HEIs with income over £100m+ in the 20/21 academic year, Question: Overall Satisfaction (Q27) Professional Bodies Upon successful completion of the course, we recommend Qualified Teacher Status be awarded by the Department for Education. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.
Modules in the first year include: • Initial Professional Development and School-Based Training 1: Theories and Strategies for Teachers and Learners • Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Areas and RE 1 • Introduction to Core Curriculum Studies - English, Maths and Science • Teaching and Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.
You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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In addition you must also: * have GCSE English language, Maths and a Science subject at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. * provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. * offers are subject to interview. All conditions must be met by 31 August for entry in September in the year of application. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
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