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Why study Primary Education with QTS at BGU?

  • With over 150 years of experience in teacher education, and our long-standing national reputation within the field, you will develop an understanding of how practice and theory are linked by working in small teaching groups with a range of expert leaders
  • Our excellent pastoral support can enable you to feel at ease, relaxed and supported both academically and personally
  • Our strong school partnerships will empower you to gain valuable hands-on experience during school placements; we ensure you have more days in school than are currently required by the DfE
  • Our degree and placements work together to ensure you receive the best preparation for teaching in order to achieve QTS at the end of the programme

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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? Primary Education with QTS at BGU will provide you with an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, leading to Qualified Teacher Status.


Our three-year Primary Education course at BGU is designed to allow you to study a vocational honours degree in Primary Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It provides an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching. If you believe that you can inspire children to learn and are passionate about the role that primary education plays in shaping a child’s future, then this is the course for you.


What will I study?

You'll study 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, and the core subjects of the primary curriculum. 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. You will also widen your school experience, perhaps by visiting multicultural and special schools, as well as undertaking a more extensive solo placement focusing on your chosen age range.

Where will it take me?

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

The teaching profession has a well-structured career pathway which moves progressively from Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and into your first job as an early career teacher (ECT). Your career can progress in a variety of ways, including leadership and management roles. BGU can help with your continued professional development through the Master's programme.

The course provides me with a recommendation for QTS which means after my 3 years at BGU I can go straight into school, take on my NQT year and then be a fully qualified teacher.

Primary Education with QTS