Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (BEd (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BEd (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status at University of Portsmouth

Every child needs a hero. Education has the potential to inspire a child's future and change lives. Become a teacher with our BEd (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree and develop the skills to engage the next generation and empower them to succeed and thrive.

You'll be taught by experienced teaching professionals to develop an individual teaching practice that will positively benefit the lives of young people every day. You'll get the chance to specialise in topics that match your career ambitions and benefit from extensive work placements in different educational settings, such as in a special educational needs (SEN) school or the education department of a zoo.

When you graduate, you'll be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to the Teaching Regulation Authority – a mandatory requirement if you want to work in most state-funded schools in the UK.

What you'll experience

  • Earn Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) while you achieve a Bachelor's degree
  • Be taught by expert researchers and practitioners in education, guest speakers with practical expertise and knowledge in their field and be mentored by experienced teachers on placement
  • Specialise in areas such as technology in education, play and teaching children with learning difficulties
  • Benefit from our extensive network of partner schools when planning your placements, including specialist educational environments such as pupil referral units, hospital schools and museums

Work experience and career planning

Get experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role.

Module Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

Programme Assessment

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • practical sessions and problem-based learning
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • independent study
  • work placements

Teaching staff are qualified teachers with extensive experience with diverse experience and knowledge, including experience of leading curriculum subjects. They'll support and encourage you to embrace independent learning, so you can develop into an effective practitioner with a dedication to lifelong learning. 

You can access all teaching resources anytime from your smartphone, laptop or desktop computer on Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

You'll be assessed through:

  • academic work including essays, reports, journals and case studies
  • a research project
  • work-based projects
  • oral presentations
  • posters
  • written exams
  • observation of teaching
  • a digital portfolio evidencing how you meet the current teaching standards

You’ll receive ongoing feedback from your course lecturers, as well as from your placement schools, to help you develop throughout the course.

Student Destinations
You can have a huge impact on the next generation of society, creating and developing interests in children that can set them on a successful course for their future. And once you complete this degree course, you'll have all the skills you need to begin your career as a primary teacher.

As you build your teaching experience, you could move into senior roles, such as head of department, deputy head, assistant head or head teacher. These roles all bring more responsibility and higher salaries.

As well as equipping you to become a confident primary teacher, this course opens up a range of other opportunities. If you'd like to stay in a school setting, you can progress to roles such as education officer or a specialist education leader. But you could also choose to work in other educational settings, such as an outdoor education centre or educational department in hospitals, museums or zoos.

If you want to follow in the footsteps of your teachers on the course, or move into research in the area of education, you could also do further study and research at postgraduate level.

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Entry requirements

  • 104 points from 3 A levels or equivalent. Applicants are subject to interview.
    All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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