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BA (Honours) Primary Education (5-11) with Qualified Teacher Status

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Year of Entry 2022/23
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.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 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 2022

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

Your lecturers view
Watch course leader Jane Stacey talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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 (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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 DDM 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, or sociology, or psychology. You can take GCSE equivalents for English, mathematics and science on Access courses (12 level two credits in each).

• Grade B from CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education

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.

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change into primary teaching. We actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present-day UK society.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event and you should present a passport or photo driving license. You can present 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) prior to starting your course.

Course enrolment - professional requirements
Before enrolling you must complete all the professional checks that are required as part of entry for the course:

Suitability Declaration
You must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission suitability declaration form provided during the admissions process:
• unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
• involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments
• involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations
• if you have ever been removed from a teacher training programme as a result of your behaviour, or would have been removed if you had not left the programme
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check
• you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
• you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) as part of the DBS application process
• if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check.
• where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Academic Administration Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.
• In addition to this all those who are made an offer of a place will be checked against the DfE children’s barred list.

Occupational Health Screening
You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users.

Other background checks
All applicants that have accepted an offer will also be checked against the prohibition list to ensure you are not:
• subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State
• prohibited to teach in another country of the European Economic Area (EEA)

If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, please notify the Academic Administration team immediately by emailing tedss@shu.ac.uk.

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 Assessment
Module: Introduction To The Foundation Subjects In Primary Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To The Primary Core Curriculum Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Learning 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

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 students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 261.5KB)

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