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Course summary

The BA in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualifies you to teach children aged 5-11. This course will extend both your subject knowledge as well as pedagogical knowledge in all curriculum areas in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Professional studies modules each year form the backbone of the course and prepare you for the academic and professional role of being a teacher.

  • Our Initial Teacher Training partnership provision has been rated as Good by Ofsted in its most recent assessment
  • 100% of students go on to work and / or study within 15 months after graduating
  • You will be qualified to teach all subjects within the Primary National Curriculum as well as learning about the professional and legal responsibilities of being a teacher
  • Hands-on teaching practice in primary schools across the North West region
  • Training and mentoring from school teachers as well as University tutors


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, and so we use a variety of assessment methods including coursework, assessed teaching sessions, group presentations individual presentations and some examinations. Constructive feedback is important in helping you to identify your strengths as well as areas that may need further attention, so this will be provided regularly as you progress through each module and following teaching practice.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to applying for the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science GCSE or an approved alternative qualification. Please email [email protected] to check your equivalence qualification prior to applying. All applications must meet the minimum academic entry requirements. Deciding to pursue a career in teaching should be based on a real commitment and passion and this should be demonstrated through your personal statement. Personal statements should have a clear structure with evidence of paragraphs and good use of grammar. In your personal statement we hope to see your enthusiasm for primary teaching with evidence of any experiences which have informed your decision to become a teacher. A minimum of five days work experience in a UK primary school prior to commencing the programme will be helpful (but not essential).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


All applicants who meet the entry requirements must undertake an interview.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

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Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS