Our BA (Hons) Primary Teaching (QTS) course provides quality training to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2) and enables you to graduate as a qualified teacher at the end of your three-year degree. 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. Our courses offer four integrated elements of teacher education - school experience, professional studies, subject specialism study and core/wider curriculum study. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, as you learn the fundamentals of the national curriculum to fully prepare you for working in primary schools. As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to pursue a subject study, where you will develop deeper knowledge in a subject area of your choice. In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our school experience modules, which develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively. 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.
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.
Assessments include essays, presentations, 1:1 discussions, coursework, and the creation of creative stimuli.
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:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||No element below 6.5|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
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