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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.