Primary Education (QTS) at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

Canterbury Christ Church University was founded as a teaching college 60 years ago. By joining our highly regarded BA Primary Education course you will be supported to achieve Qualified Teacher (QTS) alongside your studies. Our degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to become a primary teacher. You’ll study academic modules specific to teaching and learning across the 3-11 primary phase and undertake placements each year within an approved age-phase (e.g., 3-7, 5-11). Our large network of partners, including state and special schools will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and get a range of teaching experiences. Throughout your placements you will be supported by a Mentor who will be there to guide and encourage you. The combination of theory and hands-on practice will help you to become a creative, flexible and confident teacher who can motivate and inspire children. Our graduates are highly sought after by local head teachers because of the depth of knowledge, creativity and professionalism that they bring. Top reasons to study with us 97% of our Primary Education (Upper Primary) students and 93% of our Primary Education (Lower Primary) students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 We provide an almost unparalleled range of learning opportunities for you in schools and in other educational settings. Our Primary Education course is enhanced by guest lecturers, including Head Teachers, school colleagues and representatives from national and international organisations. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an overseas study trip to help broaden your understanding of the wider educational landscape. Students have visited Spain, Ghana and Thailand. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:
Primary Education (QTS) at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS