Primary Education with QTS (work-based two year top-up) at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Primary Education with QTS (work-based two year top-up)

Course summary

Please note: applications for September 2024 will open during the week commencing 9th October 2023. Continue your teacher training journey to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with our Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route) BA. Our Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route) BA is a top-up degree for people who have successfully completed a foundation degree in education and would like to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). The programme will run one day a week from 9am-4pm, so that you can continue to work up to four days a week in your school setting. Learn from devoted tutors in a supportive environment Our lecturers are committed to your personal and professional growth. As a result, teaching is completely face-to-face and you’ll get bespoke personal tutoring. One of our students says "teaching at university has been inspiring, taught by knowledgeable and dedicated lecturers. They really could not have done anything more to make my experience amazing." Ofsted graded St Mary’s ‘outstanding’ in all areas of teacher training in 2019. Specialise in PE or Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) You can choose modules to specialise in either PE or SEND. All modules are core but you can elect to specialise and submit assignments to work towards a specialism. If you choose the SEND specialism, one of the school placements must be in a SEND unit or school. Our Partnership Office can support finding an appropriate placement. Students choosing our SEND module said "studying this module has now given me the skills, knowledge, and understanding of how to support and teach any child with SEND within the classroom. It has also given me the confidence to advocate for this in my classroom and school." Our students have also praised the PE specialism, saying it is "a fantastic module with so many resources offered. [They] loved the practical elements, getting involved and learning whilst trying out activities. Teaching elements of lessons inclusively was extremely useful to my practice and putting lesson plans into practice and receiving feedback developed my confidence to teach PE." Training in Autism and ADHD Regardless of your specialism, you will undergo essential training in autism – provided by the Autism Education Trust – and ADHD Embrace to help you confidently support pupils with neurodivergence in the classroom. Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) If you plan to teach in a Catholic or other Christian schools, you can complete our Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS). This is a requirement for those seeking a leadership position in Catholic schools. Placements You’ll complete school placements in both KS1 and KS2 to meet requirements set by the Department for Education (DfE). If you specialise in SEND, you’ll undergo one placement in a SEND setting.


Year one - Assessment in Practice, Creativity in Education, Learning Outside the Classroom, Professional Studies One and Using and Applying ICT

Assessment method

All work is assessed by means of a course portfolio, which may include presentations and research undertaken at your place of work. Work-based school experience will be assessed through observations and the completion of a QTS portfolio.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This programme is not suitable for international students who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree in Education A Level, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent You will need to be employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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
International £12250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Education with QTS (work-based two year top-up) at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS