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Course summary

Make a significant contribution to the education of children and play your part in shaping their lives on this dynamic and heavily sought-after degree. At the heart of this course is a vision of transforming you in to a teacher, ready to enter the profession as a skilled professional with confidence and equipped to make a significant contribution to the education of children now and into the future. Our most recent Ofsted inspections have rated our Primary Education provision as ‘Outstanding’. Our course offers you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and extensive experience in schools with at least 24 weeks in at least four schools or settings. Our Enrichment Placement, available in Year 2, provides you with the opportunity to do a placement in the UK or overseas. You will gain experience across Key Stages 1 and 2, with enhancement in age-phases either side, and an excellent coverage of primary curriculum subject areas, which will enhance your skills, confidence and potential employment prospects. You will receive guidance from a team of skilled tutors in University and school settings, and have the opportunity to develop an area of personal and professional interest. Subject to achieving a 2:1, you will be guaranteed an interview for one of our postgraduate teacher training courses and a range of other courses.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

We use a wide range of formal and informal formative assessment strategies. These can include essays, small group assessment, semi-structured discussions, presentations and peer assessment. There are observations of your teaching and professional practice.

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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University Centre Shrewsbury
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Primary Education (5-11) with QTS at University of Chester - UCAS