B.A. Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
The successful completion of this degree leads to recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme includes school experiences in each year, as well as professional development. During the programme you will experience a variety of schools and different age groups. Education and professional studies courses in each year examine aspects of children's learning and principles of teaching

Scholarships

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points or above

PLUS grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science

AND clear written and spoken English.

You must also:

• Attend an interview

• Be able to demonstrate interest,experience, skills and commitment related to teaching

• provide recent evidence of ten days working with/observing children in a primary school classroom

• Pass pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme

• Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Qualified Teacher Status

Description

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The successful completion of this degree leads to recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme includes school experiences in each year, as well as professional development. During the programme you will experience a variety of schools and different age groups. Education and professional studies courses in each year examine aspects of children's learning and principles of teaching

The professional development courses will help prepare you for school experience and to meet the standards required to achieve QTS. At the start of the second year, you will select one of two age phase pathways: 3-7 or 5-11. All students study core curriculum subjects (English, mathematics and science), as well as a course on inclusion during the second year, and a research project in the third year.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships

Start date September 2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Induction and Information Communication Technology (15 credits)
  • Education and Professional Studies 1 (15 credits)
  • English 1 (15 credits)
  • Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
  • Science (15 credits)
  • Physical Development (15 credits)
  • Professional Development and School Experience 1 (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Education and Professional Studies 2 (15 credits)
  • Professional Development and School Experience 2 (20 credits)
  • Inclusion (15 credits)

Early Years/Key Stage 1 pathway

  • Communication, Language and Literacy (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Understanding (15 credits)
  • Understanding the World (20 credits)
  • The Expressive Curriculum (20 credits)

Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2 pathway

  • English 2 (15 credits)
  • Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
  • Pedagogic Approaches within the Curriculum 1 (20 credits)
  • Pedagogic Approaches within the Curriculum 2 (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Educational and Professional Studies (15 credits)
  • English, mathematics and science (core) (30 credits)
  • Professional Development and School Experience 3 (30 credits)
  • Research project (30 credits)
  • One 15-credit option from: Early Years; Preparing to be a Maths Specialist Teacher; Preparing to be a Science Specialist Teacher; Learning Beyond the Classroom; Science and Technology; Arts in Education; Exploring Children's Literature (15 credits)

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