Primary Education 5-11 (QTS) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Our Primary Education undergraduate course is for anyone who is interested in a career in teaching, and focuses on the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and national priorities. You will learn how to teach, how to lead and you will develop your subject knowledge to give you confidence and competence in the classroom. By studying teaching at undergraduate level, you have the time to delve into real detail and gain considerable experience before you embark upon a teaching career. At the end of the course you will have a BA (Hons) and will be awarded QTS, allowing you to teach anywhere in the country.

Course

Highlights

  • Achieve Qualified Teacher Status.
  • International study trips in Europe and East Asia.
  • Immersive work placements across two National Curriculum key stages.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

A unique and exciting element of this course is the international experiences available. In the second year you will have the chance to be part of an exchange with student teachers in Germany and in the third year there is an opportunity to go to summer school in Hong Kong. We are also working on a new exchange programme with a university in Hungary.

Course Details

You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to demonstrate the professional standards for teaching five to 11 year olds as required by The Department for Education and exceed the minimum expectations. We are committed to ensuring you gain a First or 2.1 and are graded as a ‘Good’ teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children.

You will have five placements across two National Curriculum key stages giving you a breadth of teaching experience. You will have a trained mentor in each Placement and tutors at the University to support your professional development.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you finish the course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which is nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers.

You will be assessed in teaching the five to 11 age range, thus giving you access to a teaching career in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have GCSE Grade C/4 (a higher grade is preferable) in English Language, Mathematics and Science before application. If you have a GCSE result pending, please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

A normal offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 45 level 3 credits at Merit.

It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

An offer to study with us would be subject to checks and broader disclosures including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Screening.

You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enroling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Professional Studies (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Practitioner Researcher (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1029
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing Teacher of English (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1030
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing Teacher of Mathematics (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1031
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing Teacher of Science and Design and Technology (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1032
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing Teacher of Wider Primary Curriculum (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1033
    Core Module Y
  • Developing Expertise as a Primary Teacher (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1034
    Core Module Y
  • School Experience Primary 1a (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1035P
    Core Module Y
  • School Experience Primary 1b (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1036P
    Core Module Y
  • School Experience Primary 1a (Alternative) (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1035
    Core Module N
  • School Experience Primary 1b (Alternative) (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT1036
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to use. It is made up of resources specifically for trainee teachers, to support you in your placements. You will be able to borrow activities, planning materials, puppets, games and large books for story time, among many other things.

“The quality of training is enhanced by the excellent resources at the University” (Ofsted 2014).

 

Reading List
  • Teresa Cremin and James Arthur, 'Learning to Teach in the Primary School'.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Education MA

Education Management and Leadership MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs
There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.

Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

To find out more about Qualified Teacher Status and teaching visit the GOV site.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • Our Primary Education undergraduate course is for anyone who is interested in a career in teaching, and focuses on the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and national priorities. You will learn how to teach, how to lead and you will develop your subject knowledge to give you confidence and competence in the classroom. By studying teaching at undergraduate level, you have the time to delve into real detail and gain considerable experience before you embark upon a teaching career. At the end of the course you will have a BA (Hons) and will be awarded QTS, allowing you to teach anywhere in the country.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Achieve Qualified Teacher Status.
    • International study trips in Europe and East Asia.
    • Immersive work placements across two National Curriculum key stages.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to demonstrate the professional standards for teaching five to 11 year olds as required by The Department for Education and exceed the minimum expectations. We are committed to ensuring you gain a First or 2.1 and are graded as a ‘Good’ teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children.

    You will have five placements across two National Curriculum key stages giving you a breadth of teaching experience. You will have a trained mentor in each Placement and tutors at the University to support your professional development.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    A unique and exciting element of this course is the international experiences available. In the second year you will have the chance to be part of an exchange with student teachers in Germany and in the third year there is an opportunity to go to summer school in Hong Kong. We are also working on a new exchange programme with a university in Hungary.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you finish the course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which is nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers.

      You will be assessed in teaching the five to 11 age range, thus giving you access to a teaching career in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

  • Applicants must have GCSE Grade C/4 (a higher grade is preferable) in English Language, Mathematics and Science before application. If you have a GCSE result pending, please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

    A normal offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 45 level 3 credits at Merit.

    It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

    An offer to study with us would be subject to checks and broader disclosures including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Screening.

    You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enroling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for advice.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Professional Studies (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Practitioner Researcher (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1029
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing Teacher of English (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1030
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing Teacher of Mathematics (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1031
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing Teacher of Science and Design and Technology (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1032
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing Teacher of Wider Primary Curriculum (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1033
      Core Module Y
    • Developing Expertise as a Primary Teacher (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1034
      Core Module Y
    • School Experience Primary 1a (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1035P
      Core Module Y
    • School Experience Primary 1b (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1036P
      Core Module Y
    • School Experience Primary 1a (Alternative) (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1035
      Core Module N
    • School Experience Primary 1b (Alternative) (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT1036
      Core Module N
      • Teresa Cremin and James Arthur, 'Learning to Teach in the Primary School'.
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Education MA

      Education Management and Leadership MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs
    There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.

    Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • To find out more about Qualified Teacher Status and teaching visit the GOV site.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour