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Course summary

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. 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.

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
09C3
Institution code:
C58
Campus name:
Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester
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)7No element below 6.5

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 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 £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Teaching (QTS) at University of Chichester - UCAS