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BA (Honours)

Primary Education (5-11) with Qualified Teacher Status

Train for a career as a creative primary teacher on a course offered in partnership with local and regional primary schools.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? X120
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Gain an understanding of how children learn.
  • Focus on the development of children and the teaching of the core subjects.
  • Work in classrooms alongside your studies throughout.

Develop your knowledge of teaching and learning in the primary years and key policies in the primary age phase. You will build your understanding of key stage 1 and 2 education and curriculum teaching. In your third year you also have the opportunity to engage in your own area of classroom research, enabling you to develop your expertise and classroom practice in your specialism.

Student View

Watch student Joseph Hamill talk about what it's like to study on this course.

Student view
Lydia Allen with group of children

'Teacher training was so much fun and it often felt like you were back at primary school yourself. It gave me much more confidence to do what I want with my life. I know now I am passionate about education and finding out what works best for children.'
Lydia Allen, BA (Honours) Primary Education (5-11) with QTS

How you learn

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Watch course leader Jane Stacey talk about this course.

On this course, you'll spend a significant number of days each year in local and regional partner schools, applying the skills that you have learned on Hallam's City Campus. You'll study Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum and teaching methods, so you're ready to work in any primary school - over 96 per cent of our graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.

You learn through

  • placement work
  • lectures and seminars
  • reflective writing
  • practical assessments

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Jane Stacey
Jane Stacey
Senior Lecturer

Jane is Course Leader for BA Hons Primary Education with QTS and BA Hons Early Years Education with QTS, Subject Leader for Primary/Early Years Modern Foreign Langua … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You are in school throughout the first year, and in addition to your assessed placement, you will undertake four national priority school-based training placements. In your final year you carry out school-based research in your chosen specialism.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • academia
  • local authorities
  • voluntary sector
  • non-government organisation (NGOs)
  • administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service
Student success story

As part of their course, students from our early years and primary education courses had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach children English in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least two A levels including at least 40 points in each, one of which would normally be a primary national curriculum subject though this is not essential, or DMM from equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent*
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent*
  • Science at grade C or 4, or equivalent*

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

• Access - QAA recognised diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, including 20 credits at merit or above. Ideally, but not essentially, at least 18 credits at level 3 should be in a primary national curriculum subject. You can take GCSE equivalents for English, mathematics and science on Access courses (12 level 2 credits in each).

• Grade B from CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

* GCSE science equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course
• Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
• OCR National Level 2 Science
• BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

• We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff.

You must


• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

We encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present day UK society.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. For equivalents see our English Language Entry Requirements page.

If you already have an undergraduate degree you are not eligible to apply for this course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Introduction To The Foundation Subjects In Primary Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To The Primary Core Curriculum Credits: 40
Module: Placement 1 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 1 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 1 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 2 Credits: 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Developing Enquiry Through A Specialism Credits: 20
Module: Developing The Core Curriculum Credits: 40
Module: Developing The Foundation Subjects Credits: 20
Module: Placement 2 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 2 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Inclusion Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Educational Enquiry Credits: 40
Module: Enhancing The English And Digital Literacy Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Enhancing The Maths And Science Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Placement 3 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 3 Credits: 20
Module: Values And Issues In Education Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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