Primary Education with QTS (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 11820 per year

All study options

About Primary Education with QTS at Bishop Grosseteste University

Have you been taught by someone who has truly inspired you? Are you ready to pass your knowledge and enthusiasm on to children to help shape their futures? This course will provide you with an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, leading to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our course team will work with you to enhance and develop your understanding of learning and teaching. You'll spend a significant amount of time in school throughout the course, and will be encouraged and supported as you learn to develop effective ways to teach the whole primary curriculum. You will explore the theory and practice of primary education and develop a personal philosophy that will underpin all that you seek to achieve with the children you teach.

Initially, you'll work with small groups of children, progressing on to working with a whole class, leading up to assessed school placements in your second and third years where you'll take full responsibility for whole classes of children.

Our course is organised into six strands: core subjects, foundation subjects, research, placement, critical thinking and professional skills to ensure you are well prepared to teach during each of the placements and to prepare you for your future career in the classroom.

You'll study six modules in year one which will help you to begin to reflect on the nature of learning and teaching. They will introduce you to the requirements of the national curriculum, classroom management (behaviour, assessment, planning, SEN and Inclusion), the core subjects of the primary curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science), along with the foundation subjects. You will also spend time working with children both at the university and in school.

In your second and third years, you will specialise in one age phase - 3-7, 5-9 or 7-11. The modules in year two build on and extend understandings developed in the first year of the course, with a particular emphasis on issues relating to research, curriculum knowledge, the global classroom and SEN and Inclusion. You will also widen your school experience, perhaps by visiting multicultural and special schools, as well as undertaking more extensive, solo placements focusing on your chosen age range.

Your third year will help you to prepare for your NQT year and beyond. There are five modules in the final year, which all build further on the six strands that you will have already studied in year one and year two. The research module, where you are able to develop a small piece of research in an area of interest to you, is one that students particularly enjoy. Your final school placement provides the opportunity to take on responsibility for a whole class. At the end of the course, you will undertake a transitional placement to further develop your school-based knowledge and skills.

On completion of your degree, with your Qualified Teacher Status, you'll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to work as a primary school teacher.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11820 per year

Entry requirements

You will normally need 112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). We welcome a range of qualifications that meet this requirement, such as A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc. 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. You will also need GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above (or equivalent).

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What students think about Bishop Grosseteste University

    Fubo

    Testimonial from Fubo, student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    "I first heard about BGU was when I searched for pictures online and I found this university - the photos are so beautiful. Education has always been what I wanted to do, ever since school. I researched a lot of information about the university, and I found out about BGU’s good reputation in education.

    The location is great. I live in Crosstrend house which is really near the town, and I can find the supermarket easily - I was excited to move over from China! The city is really beautiful. Especially up the top of the hill, the Cathedral is beautiful. You only see this kind of place in movies so it’s really good for me to see it in real life.

    All the staff and students are very nice and I love the placements offered through my course. I really enjoy getting to go into schools - it’s giving me a lot of useful experience. The students on my course are really nice - I can always ask them for help which is great as everything is still new for me! The atmosphere on campus is great, everyone is so friendly.

    If you want to study Education then this university is the best choice in my opinion!"

    Xian, PGCE student

    Testimonial from Xian, PGCE student, student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    "Lincoln is a nice place for students for two reasons – the environment and the local people. Even though Lincoln is small, it offers everything I need – I like that everything is in walking distance. In addition, the people here are friendly and helpful and they are always willing to talk to me or help me. As an international student here, I have never felt isolated or bored in Lincoln.

    I would definitely say that the staff make BGU different. Honestly, all the staff at BGU are amazing! They are not only professional but also very helpful and kind. The staff here are willing to do their best to help me. I remember once a teacher asked me the difference between BGU and the other university I went to in the past – I said ‘BGU is like a loving family’. As an international student, I could not ask for a better studying experience abroad. I am grateful studying at BGU, and the great memories that I have here will last for a lifetime."

    Moses Gunda Aza – MA in Education (TESOL)

    Testimonial from Moses Gunda Aza – MA in Education (TESOL), student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    The MA in Education with TESOL course is wonderful. Although I’ve been a language teacher for the past five years it has taught me skills and techniques I never even knew existed until now.

    I had a strong knowledge of linguistics but lacked the sufficient teaching skills to apply it to classrooms so when I was looking at options for where to study, the course at BGU really stood out. Seeing the course modules on offer and reading about BGU’s teaching background, I knew I belonged here.

    When I finish this course I want to go straight back into my role as a language teacher, only this time I want to be as effective and efficient as the course has taught me to be. The course has given me the knowledge and skills to really teach others and taken my abilities to a whole new level. Without exaggerating, I have accomplished much more at BGU than I ever could have expected.

    Before I arrived on Campus I had never actually been to England but BGU has been a home away from home and even though I’ve now been able to visit more places across the UK none have offered the same atmosphere as BGU.

    Acclimatising to life at BGU was really easy thanks to the overwhelming support I received from the university both in and outside of my classrooms. Course mates, faculty, the Library, CELT wherever I’ve been everyone has been wonderful. Everyone wants to be your friend at BGU and most of the time help is on offer before you have to ask for it. Several times now I’ve had people go out of their way to help me find my classrooms, even walking with me to them when they were heading in completely the opposite direction. It really surprised me how people from so many different backgrounds have come together at BGU to create a harmonious society, the community here is amazing.


    I would say to anyone thinking of coming to BGU that if they are looking for quality and a community that recognises all its members as equal and provides the best facilities and teaching for its students then this is the place for them. Nowhere else.

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