This degree gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher and offers the flexibility of combining your education studies with a specialism.
A range of qualifications may be possible, including: BA (Hons) Education; BA (Hons) Education with Health and Wellbeing; BA (Hons) Education with Literacy; BA (Hons) Education with Languages; BA (Hons) Education with Mathematics; and BA (Hons) Education with Science.
Valuable opportunities for school placement are embedded in each year of the degree, providing hands-on experience to complement your academic studies. You would spend 30 weeks of the programme on placement. You would also have the opportunity to undertake a placement in an Additional Support Needs school.
You can undertake optional short and medium term placements in various countries; currently France, Spain, Norway and Israel.
New graduates are guaranteed a one-year induction post that enables you to complete your probation and achieve the standard required for full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
UWS graduates teach throughout Scotland and the UK, in Canada, New Zealand and in other Commonwealth and EU countries.
Students will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme – see scotland.gov.uk
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• 1st in Scotland in the categories of Teaching Quality, Academic Support & Personal Development
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.
|Campus name||Ayr Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||120 - 126 points||
SQA applicants will be required to have a minimum of 126 UCAS Tariff points that include Higher English.
A Level applicants will be required to have a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points including English.
|A level||BBB||Applicant are required to have BBB including English plus GCSEs English Language and English Literature at Grade A and GCSE Maths at Grade B.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAB||Applicants are required to have Highers at AAAB including English plus Standard Grade (1 or 2) / Intermediate 2 /National 5 Maths at Grade B or equivalent.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2||including English plus Ordinary Level Maths at O2.|
SWAP Access to Primary Education.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|