Canterbury Christ Church University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our BA (Hons) Primary Education will enable you to become a generalist primary classroom teacher, supporting you in reaching the National Standards to be a Qualified Teacher (QTS).
During the course you will gain a strong understanding of children’s learning and development, alongside experience of teaching the curriculum. You’ll be taught by experienced tutors and gain insight from expert guest lecturers, while your specific age range expertise will be determined by your assessed school placements.
You will explore areas including:
• planning and assessment
• teaching and learning across the curriculum
• child development and behaviour
• inclusion, safeguarding and special needs
• philosophy and sociology of education.
You will also be prepared to become a specialist teacher of primary mathematics, who leads mathematics across the school. You will study primary mathematics in depth, exploring the most effective ways of teaching mathematical ideas. This will lay the foundations for a position as mathematics specialist or subject leader at the beginning of, or later in, your teaching career. You will also gain a strong understanding and experience of teaching other subjects.
On successful completion of the course you will graduate and be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Following the award of QTS, and the successful completion of the Newly Qualified Teacher year, you will be qualified to teach the whole of the primary phase.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||For those applying from school or college offers for this course are based on UCAS tariff points. For those who already have their qualifications the University will take into account work and other experience in addition to qualifications gained. For this programme you will need a GCSE pass in Mathematics at Grade B or 5 and English and a Science at grade C or 4 for those currently taking GCSEs. Some alternatives to GCSE are considered by not Key Skills.|
|A level||This course requires 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This course requires 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.|
|Access to HE Diploma||This course requires 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.