BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS is a challenging degree which will develop your knowledge and skills in the broad range of curriculum studies qualifying you to teach at primary level. Placements in schools are an essential part of the course, accounting for a total of 70 credits. When you graduate you will be a fully qualified Primary School Teacher.
- 97.3% of our BA (Hons) Primary Education graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- This course has over 90% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2018
- ‘World-leading’ research in Education according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- Our Education courses are in the top 20 in the UK according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
- Our Initial Teacher Training courses are ranked 4th in the UK for Student voice and 10th for Assessment and feedback, according to the National Student Survey 2018
This course is taught via lectures, seminars, group work, computer-based learning, and independent learning.
In-school training is an important part of this course. During that time, you will benefit from practical learning and be supported by school-based trainers, University tutors and your peers.
Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, posters, presentations and computer-based assessments, (including podcasts and vodcasts). Throughout the degree you’ll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained primary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in primary schools.
Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £56,000 outside London, and £64,000 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £42,379 and £112,000.
Teachers also benefit from excellent holidays, and the teachers’ pension scheme is the second largest public sector pension scheme in the UK.
Placements are an essential part of this degree. You will spend time in schools in each year of this three-year degree, gaining a true understanding of what being an primary teacher involves, and using your new skills and knowledge. When you’re ready to start searching for a teaching job, you will already have a wide network of professional contacts who can help you find the right opportunities.