Primary Education (3-7) (with recommendation for QTS)

Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: National College for Teaching and Leadership

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Newman University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Teacher Training Newman University has an excellent reputation for training and educating inspirational teachers who make a positive difference to the lives of the children they teach, who are able to bring subjects to life through creative and innovative teaching that encourages a love of learning in their pupils. You will gain a variety of skills and knowledge including child development, education theory and classroom management which will enable you to put into context what you observe in the classroom and have a range of strategies to aim for outstanding teaching practice. Students have the opportunity to choose an enhancement subject. Safeguarding is also an important aspect in the teacher’s role and this is an area in which you will be thoroughly trained and prepared. In addition to the three year degree we offer a four year option, which is especially attractive for student-teachers who aim to progress into leadership positions within schools. This programme also includes Master’s level credits which can be transferred to the Newman MA Education. We have strong partnerships with local schools, which are particularly beneficial to our students for their placements and for future employment. You will be taught in groups which allow for a high level of support; in order to enhance your confidence and development as a teacher. We offer further enrichment opportunities, such as optional field trips to work with children in The Gambia and Hong Kong. Primary ITE graduate employability is excellent and Newman University has a long-standing reputation with schools for producing outstanding newly qualified teachers. This course is an exemplary combination of academic and professional rigour, which aims to prepare you to thrive as an effective and inspiring teacher in a professional teaching environment. This academic award and recommendation for QTS gives you an internationally recognised teaching qualification.

Course details


Core modules - to ensure that you have a firm foundation on which to teach pupils across your chosen age phases: Development of knowledge, understanding and skills in the pedagogy (how to teach) of mathematics, English and science in the classroom. Broad Curriculum modules - to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills across all the primary National Curriculum non-core subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology, History, Geography, ICT, Music, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, RE. Education and Professional Studies modules - to enhance teaching and learning, including consideration of: Classroom Management, Teaching Approaches and Strategies, Access and Inclusion, Child Protection. You will undertake specialist Early Childhood Education modules. Assessment will include a combination of coursework, essays, presentations and reports, as well as observed teaching in Early Years settings. For a full list of modules, please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

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

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 192 points You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points, including a minimum of CC at A Level (A-Level General Studies is not accepted) or DMM in a BTEC Extended Diploma or DM in a BTEC Diploma. Access Diploma students will need to have completed the course and achieved a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
Access to HE Diploma Access Diploma students will need to have completed the course and achieved a minimum of 112 UCAS points.

On enrolment GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above including English Language, Mathematics and Science are also required. Shortlisted candidates must attend an interview at Newman. You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, meet the requirements for capacity to teach prior to starting the course. Key Skills, Adult Literacy or Adult Numeracy are not accepted as GCSE equivalent for Initial Teacher Education courses. If the qualifications you are studying are not mentioned above please contact Admissions on 0121 476 1181 or email [email protected] for clarification.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fitness to Teach


If you are invited to attend an interview for a teacher training course, your interviewers will be looking for you to demonstrate a number of qualities expected of an ITE student at interview, including: • Your passion to become an outstanding teacher; • An awareness of developments in education and in the National Curriculum, and within your individual subject area; • An ability to speak confidently and communicate effectively with individuals and groups; • A commitment to ensuring that children achieve their full potential, and an ability to build supportive, trusting, respectful relationships with them and evidence of how you have achieved this. Newman University uses a number of methods to assess these qualities in students being interviewed. The interview day is made up of 2 main components: • Working with a small group of other candidates • Formal interview Please note, school experience is desirable, but not an essential requirement prior to interview. However, having experience in a school will: • Help ensure that you are making the right decision to join the UG ITE programme • Enable you at interview, to add additional information about the experience that you have had when working with children • Give you a potential advantage when starting the course as you will be able to make links between your learning and how this relates to school At interview you will be given the opportunity to discuss any relevant school experience or opportunities that you have had to work with school aged children.

National Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy (NSTLN)

Following a Department for Education review of the skills test and after engaging with universities, schools, candidates, teachers and representative bodies which found that these tests do not provide appropriate assurance of the numeracy and literacy skills of trainees. The skills tests will be replaced with a new system of provider-led assurance. This new approach will see trainees being assured against a set of fundamental mathematics and English skills we would expect them to have by the end of their initial teacher training.

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

Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 13th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 14th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 15th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 17th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. We will also be on social media (Facebook, Twitter and WhatsAp?) and have a LiveChat facility on the website to ask questions and receive offers of a place at Newman University (subject to verification of meeting entry requirements). Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone

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Primary Education (3-7) (with recommendation for QTS) at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS