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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS provides a route into the primary teaching alongside gaining an education degree, which means you'll be able to go straight into your first job as a primary school teacher when you graduate. Our course puts learning at the heart of what we do. This means that your learning is at the centre of the course just as, when you are teaching, the learning of your school students must be at the centre of your work. The course is distinctive because it involves a mix of university input and school experience, close attention to your individual needs and a genuine sense of partnership with the schools that we work with. You'll undertake valuable and varied placements at each stage of the course in a range of settings. • Applicants to Initial Teacher Training courses are required to pass the skills tests before starting their course. • You will be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach. • You will be invited for interview prior to your acceptance and enrolment onto the course and expected to carry out a teaching placement assessment. • You will be provided with a teaching placements post enrolment. • Ideally applicants will have at least 2 weeks experience with within a school/educational setting. This and other experience with children will enhance applications, e.g. Brownies Scouts, sports coaching etc On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS


All modules compulsory Level 4 - Year 1 Professional studies – Reflection and professional problem solving The Primary Core Curriculum – Knowledge and principles The Primary Foundation Curriculum – Knowledge and principles Safeguarding and Child Protection Level 5 - Year 2 Professional studies – Critical analysis and professional competencies The Primary Core Curriculum – Critical understanding and application The Primary Foundation Curriculum – Critical understanding and application Inclusion and Inclusive Practice Level 6 - Year 3 Professional studies – Teacher identity and research informed practice The Primary Core Curriculum –Systematic and conceptual understanding The Primary Foundation Curriculum –Systematic and conceptual understanding Contemporary Issues in Primary Education Independent Research Project

Assessment method

Assessment: Written assignments, presentations and other forms of assessment will be used throughout the course to assess student teachers’ curriculum, pedagogical, policy and research knowledge. Presentations will be used to assess and aid in the development of communications skills. The production of a final year original independent research project (dissertation) assesses their use of research methodology to inform professional practice. All student teachers are required to pass their placements, this being assessed by mentor feedback and tutor/mentor observations, evidenced within their placements booklets and a final year evidence portfolio review. All student teachers will meet with their academic mentor four times within the academic year. Upon successful completion of Level 4 – Year 1 Certificate in Education Studies Upon successful completion of Level 5 – Year 2 Diploma in Education Studies Upon successful completion of Level 6 – Year 3 BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (if successfully recommended for Qualified Teacher Status) BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (if not recommended for Qualified Teacher Status)

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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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



You will be required to successfully pass an Occupational Health check

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required such as IELTS 6.0 or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in each category). A minimum of GCSE of English at Grade C or above

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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status at Staffordshire University - UCAS