University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Teaching (QTS)

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Primary Teaching programme is a route into teaching. All student teachers are provided with the opportunity to learn how to teach the full range of primary subjects and develop children’s holistic needs. On successful completion of this three-year degree route, you will be qualified to become a primary school teacher. The Early Years route provides specific training in the Early Years and lower primary age range. The primary routes provide quality training to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2). Our courses offer four integrated elements of teacher education - school experience, professional studies, subject specialism study and core/wider curriculum study. Subject Study All BA (Hons) Primary Teaching students can choose specialist subject modules: • The advanced study of Early Years for those that want to explore early childhood practices in more depth. • English for students that wish to explore the joys of language, literature and literacy in the classroom. • Physical Education for those interested in children's physical and motor skills development through practical sessions. • Social Justice Education for students interested in History or Citizenship with a view of being agents of change. • Special Educational Needs and Disability for students that want to develop further understanding of the range of needs in primary and specialist schools. • STEM Education for students that wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Computing and Mathematics. School Experience School Experience is structured to allow students to progress from planning, teaching and managing the learning of a group of children for the core curriculum (Year One) to meeting the needs of a class of pupils in all curriculum areas (Year Three). You’ll get the opportunity to practise in a school early in the course. You will receive substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (130 days) in the following pattern: Year One – Four weeks for three days per week in Term One and a block of four weeks in Term Three Year Two – Seven weeks plus two weeks special interest placement Year Three – Ten weeks in Term Two These placements will usually provide distinctive opportunities in which to develop your professional and teaching skills. In particular, efforts will be made to place you in schools with different organisational characteristics and in contrasting socio-economic catchment areas. The Special Interest placement will also provide you with experience of an alternative educational setting. It enables you to follow an educational area of interest and extend your learning about a particular area of education, for example: working with bilingual learners, teaching in an outdoor education setting or working in a special school.

Course details

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:
09C3
Institution code:
C58
Campus name:
Bognor Regis Campus
Campus code:
R

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)

Interview

The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in academic writing)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 10% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.
Primary Teaching (QTS) at University of Chichester - UCAS