University of Chichester

Primary Teaching (QTS) University of Chichester Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BA (Hons) Primary Teaching programme is a route into teaching. All student teachers are provided with the opportunity to learn how to teach the full range of primary subjects and develop children’s holistic needs.

On successful completion of this three-year degree route, you will be qualified to become a primary school teacher. The Early Years route provides specific training in the Early Years and lower primary age range. The primary routes provide quality training to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2).
Your details will be passed to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) who will award you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on completion of all programme elements.

Our courses offer four integrated elements of teacher education - school experience, professional studies, subject specialism study and core/wider curriculum study.

Subject Study
All BA (Hons) Primary Teaching students can choose specialist subject modules:
• The advanced study of Early Years for those that want to explore early childhood practices in more depth.
• English for students that wish to explore the joys of language, literature and literacy in the classroom.
• Physical Education for those interested in children's physical and motor skills development through practical sessions.
• Social Justice Education for students interested in History or Citizenship with a view of being agents of change.
• Special Educational Needs and Disability for students that want to develop further understanding of the range of needs in primary and specialist schools.
• STEM Education for students that wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Computing and Mathematics.

School Experience
School Experience is structured to allow students to progress from planning, teaching and managing the learning of a group of children for the core curriculum (Year One) to meeting the needs of a class of pupils in all curriculum areas (Year Three). You’ll get the opportunity to practise in a school early in the course.

You will receive substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (130 days) in the following pattern:

Year One – Four weeks for three days per week in Term One and a block of four weeks in Term Three
Year Two – Seven weeks plus two weeks special interest placement
Year Three – Ten weeks in Term Two

These placements will usually provide distinctive opportunities in which to develop your professional and teaching skills. In particular, efforts will be made to place you in schools with different organisational characteristics and in contrasting socio-economic catchment areas.

The Special Interest placement will also provide you with experience of an alternative educational setting. It enables you to follow an educational area of interest and extend your learning about a particular area of education, for example: working with bilingual learners, teaching in an outdoor education setting or working in a special school.

Course details

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 09C3
Institution code C58
Campus name Bognor Regis Campus
Campus code R

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC Including English Language, Mathematics and Science GCSEs at grade C/4 or above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language, mathematics and a science at grade C / 4 or better.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points To include English language, maths and science at grade 4 or higher

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5
PTE Academic 43.0

If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme at IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
College Lane
Chichester
PO19 6PE


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01243 816002