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Primary Education with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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How does a three-year-old child learn to read? How do you write an individual teaching plan for a seven-year old with dyslexia? How do you manage the behaviour of the five-year-olds you teach every day? On our three-year course, you’ll develop the practical skills you need to become a teacher, such as ways to teach reading, writing and mathematics, how to write learning plans for your class, and how to plan lessons. You’ll also develop strong research skills, learning how to interpret the latest educational research and incorporate it into your teaching methods. This is so you can draw on research to guide your teaching in the classroom, and find new, creative ways to teach a topic or solutions to issues, such as managing behaviour or identifying misconceptions about the way that children learn. Some of the concepts you’ll explore include how the ways our minds work affect our ability to learn, how your personal experiences shape who you become as a teacher, and the ways that children’s backgrounds influence their learning. You’ll go on placements in each year of study, gaining experience in teaching every key stage across ages 3-11 years so that you can teach any year group when you graduate. Features and Benefits

  • Teaching excellence- We've been training teachers for over 100 years. You’ll be taught by lecturers who have experience in teaching in primary schools.
  • Gain teaching experience- You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements over the three years, gaining experience across the key stages.
  • Dedicated Support - You’ll be taught in small groups of around 30 students and you’ll be allocated a personal tutor to make sure you’re getting the support you need.
  • Study abroad- There may be opportunities for enrichment visits to look at education and schools in other countries during the second year of the programme
  • Qualified Teacher Status- When you complete your degree you will graduate with QTS.
  • Community of teachers- We train over 1000 teachers every year, so you'll be joining a vibrant community of other student teachers and be able to share your experiences.

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

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX120
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points. GCSE grades can be pending - if Access completed prior to 2014 we would accept 12 Level 2 credits as equivalent to GCSE Grade C for the 3 core subject i.e. English, Mathematics and Science - do not require 5 GCSEs.
Scottish Higher BBCCC To include Grade 3 or above at Standard or Higher grade in English, Mathematics and Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 points from 6 Higher Levels to include H4/O4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science

All suitable applicants will be interviewed for this course. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or grade 4 (we do not accept Human Biology). These can be pending, in addition we require an additional two GCSEs at Grade C or grade 4. Please note that we may be able to offer the MMU Science Equivalency test to those applicants who do not have GCSE Science, but this will be at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor after interview. We do NOT accept Adult numeracy and literacy, Functional Skills. Key Skills, Human Biology and Physiology. GNVQ Science (unless this is at intermediate level and graded Merit or Distinction). Level 3 study within last 3 years and Academic Reference. Successful candidates will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning within a primary school setting. Candidates may wish to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Applicants to Initial Teacher Training courses are required to pass the QTS Professional Skills tests before starting their course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Satisfactory declaration in relation to the Childcare Disqualification Regulation Act 2009

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Primary Education with QTS at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS