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Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, BEd (Hons)

University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom

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About Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, BEd (Hons) - 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.

Course Highlights

  • 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

Careers and opportunities

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 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

  • 112-128 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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