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Course summary

Childhood: Primary Education with QTS is a new and exciting opportunity for students wishing to become primary school teachers. The programme enables students to gain a BA Honours degree while working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This programme is delivered in partnership with our ITT partners, North Essex Teacher Training and Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT. The BA Childhood enables you to explore the diverse, multi-faceted experiences of children through a range of perspectives such as sociology, education, psychology, social policy and health, while also acquiring an in-depth understanding across several subject disciplines and clearly defined core curriculum specialisms. From year one, you will combine studying with practical classroom experience at partnered primary schools, allowing you to put your academic knowledge in practice on a continuous basis. The academic team draws on years of academic and professional expertise in teacher training, childhood, child health, development and therapeutic working. You will benefit from close working relationships with a highly qualified teaching team who will support you in your journey to becoming a primary teacher. This academically challenging route is designed especially for high performing, motivated students as it combines a full-time academic programme with school placements throughout each year of the course. Entry into the route is competitive and subject to a selection process.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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University of Suffolk
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health check is required.


With written assessment, maths test and short presentation.


A Children’s Barred List check A Prohibition Order check A 2nd Reference

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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
EU £13992 Year 1
International £13992 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13992 Year 1

Additional fee information

Ipswich Award- A £1,000 award for students starting in September 2023 who meet or exceed academic entry requirements - see our website for details.
Childhood: Primary Education with QTS at University of Suffolk - UCAS