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Course summary

An inspirational primary school teacher can help young children make sense of their world and prepare them for life in the 21st century. This course, with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), equips you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to take on this important role. With this DfE-accredited degree, you learn through taught sessions and supported teaching practice, where you are encouraged to apply the theory you have learned in areas such as child development, teaching and learning. Mentors and University liaison tutors support you while on placement as you begin to develop the core skills for teaching children aged 5-11. You start with one-to-one and small-group teaching practice before moving on to whole-class teaching. A placement coordinator provides briefings, support meetings and guidance as well as overseeing target setting and CEDP completion. Units include literacy and reading; mathematics and science; meeting the needs of individual children; multidimensional classrooms; planning for learning across subjects; and exploring core subjects. Why choose this course?

  • Gain hands-on experience of teaching via three teaching placements: one per year, each in a different term to give a good insight into the whole academic year
  • Take up three ‘Broadening Experience’ placements (one per year) in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) so you know where children have come from; at Key Stage 3 (KS3) so you know where they are going on to; and a final personalised placement
  • Work with experienced tutors with a wealth of experience in building trainee competence and confidence across all subjects
  • Learn to teach a reflective, reactive curriculum, with sessions responsive to the needs of individual cohorts, helping to ensure progression in skills, knowledge and experience
  • Develop leadership and management skills, along with an ability to communicate effectively with children, parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Benefit from conference days with guest speakers talking on subjects ranging from employability to SEND provision, wellbeing to lesson planning
  • Take learning outside the classroom with trips to places of educational interest such as local museums and our Forest School


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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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science 10 days mainstream Primary School experience; 5 days in Key Stage 1 and 5 days in Key Stage 2

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website,
Primary Education (with QTS) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS