Did you know?
We know that making decisions about where to study can be daunting, so here's some key facts about BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS so you can feel reassured about your choices.
You'll be employable
With high demand for teachers, successful completion of this course will set you up for your career. According to the latest Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2014/15), 99.3 per cent of students who graduated from this course in 2015 were employed or engaged in further study within six months.
You'll get opportunities to study abroad
As well as placement in UK schools, if you're looking to specialised in modern foreign languages, you will also have the opportunity to do international placements in countries such as Spain, France and Germany, to see what Primary Education is like in another country.
You'll put learning into practice
In your first and second year you will spend one day per week in school for one term to allow you to make links with your observations in school and the teaching you get at University. There are also a number of block placements in school where you will begin to lead the learning for a class. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a special school placement in your second year.
We're a leading provider of teacher training
We have an enviable reputation as a leading provider of education and teacher training and are recognised for the quality of our provision and ranked by Ofsted as ‘Good’. We also provide all the teaching for students on the Teach First programme and not just for the West Midlands - we've also got the East Midlands covered!
You'll be taught by dedicated, friendly staff
Did you know that 94 per cent of our final-year students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things (2016 National Student Survey).
We'll give you a bursary if you pass the Skills Tests
BUT...you have to pass them by a certain date. If you have an offer of a place to study BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS with us and you make us your firm choice then you will a £1000 bursary if you pass both the Literacy and Numeracy skills tests by Thursday 4 May 2017, or £600 if you pass one of the skills tests by Thursday 4 May 2017.*
You can shape the course to your interests
You’ll have the option to focus on a phase of education (3-7 years or 5-11 years) as well as being able to specialise in a variety of curriculum areas, from English to Science to Special Educational Needs, depending on your interests and career aspirations.
You learn in a real-world environment
Our facilities in Attwood building at the City North Campus are set up to look and feel like a school. From the moment you step inside, the classroom set up, the displays and the school gym all help to acclimatise you to the school environment. And these facilities are going to be even better once the course is moved to its new purpose-built, state-of-the-art home at our City South Campus in Edgbaston.