This course is designed to allow you to study a vocational honours degree in Primary Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If you believe that you can inspire children to learn and are passionate about the role that primary education plays in shaping a child’s future, then this is the course for you.
At the beginning of the course, you will spend time working with children both at the University and in school. Initially you will work with small groups of children and progress to working with a whole class. In your second and third years you will specialise in two consecutive age ranges chosen from 3-5, 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11 years. You will widen your school experience, visiting multicultural and special schools, as well as undertaking more extensive solo placements focusing on your chosen age range. By the time you undertake your final school placement, you will be taking full responsibility for a whole class of children.
You will study modules which prepare you to teach the whole primary age range. There are opportunities for you to begin to specialise in years two and three following subject leadership modules. Research is a core element through all year groups leading to a small research project based on special educational needs in year two and a more extended one of your own choice in the final year. You may be able to take an additional module at Masters Level immediately following the completion of the undergraduate degree, as part of your further professional development.
|You will normally need 112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four advanced level qualifications).
GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and a Science at the time of application. Please see our list of accepted equivalents.
We welcome a range of qualifications that meet the requirement above such as:
We will accept one AS Level as part of the 112 points, in a subject not included as an A2 subject. We also accept an extensive list of combinations of the qualifications above.
Please click here for the qualifications we consider in the new UCAS Tariff, or contact Admissions if you are not sure of the suitability of your qualifications.
You will be required to complete a Declaration of Health Form, and if necessary a medical examination, in order to obtain a satisfactory health report confirming your fitness to teach.
In addition, all students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
We advise around 5+ days of recent classroom experience in a Primary school with a satisfactory report from the Head teacher in support of your application.
The experience is important as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a primary school teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be very sure that you want to teach Primary-aged children. It is important to take part in this as we look for evidence of recent experience on your personal statement, and you will also need to talk about your recent experience in Primary school at interview, reflecting on what you have learned.
You may also need to provide a supporting reference from a primary school Head teacher at your interview along with a record of your experience. Their view of your skills and potential plays an important part in the application process.
All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).
The numeracy and literacy skills tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and are taken online at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK. If successful at the interview stage, this will form part of your conditions of offer – please click here for further information.
If you are unsure if your qualifications are suitable, please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to talk to you about your individual circumstances. We also encourage applications from mature students and recognise that your experience or qualifications are likely to be different. Again, please contact Enquiries if you require any further information.
BGU is committed to widening access and participation and we adhere to a strict policy of non-discrimination
Accreditation for Prior Learning
If you’ve recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification, this may mean that you’re not required to undertake a particular module of your BGU course. However this must be agreed in writing and you must apply for this.
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Award: BA (Hons)
Duration: 3 years full time
Start Date: September
Typical Offer: 112 UCAS tariff points
Institution Code: B38
UCAS Code: X120