Birmingham City University X120

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Birmingham City University X120

Our BA Primary Education with QTS programme provides you with a variety of dynamic and diverse opportunities that will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire young learners in a wide range of schools. Our innovative programme is responsive to new initiatives in primary education and will enable you to become a highly effective and reflective teacher. In addition you will have the opportunity to pursue a subject study to deepen your understanding of an area of primary practice.

Expert help and advice

Our graduates are shaping the world, achieving things they never imagined.

Jamie Barry gives you his top tips on how to get ahead in Primary Education with QTS and succeed in your chosen career.

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What’s covered in the course?

Our course offers you the chance to gain the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a degree. It enables you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11, qualifying you to teach in primary schools and early years settings.

We have developed a shared vision for educational excellence with the schools in our partnership and the course reflects our commitment to partnership working. You will benefit from working with and learning from outstanding classroom teachers in schools and at University. Working in schools with teachers and children is key to developing committed, creative and confident teachers and practice based opportunities drive the learning experience right from the start of the course.

Our course is underpinned by a commitment to the well-being and achievement of all of our students in a supportive and nurturing environment. You will be provided with the opportunity to take risks within a professional, safe and supportive community of practice. The learning is led by highly experienced tutors who facilitate a wide range of practical experience and taught sessions to engage you in reflective and critical evaluation of research, policy and practice. You will be well supported during the course in your journey to becoming an outstanding teacher.

Our brand new learning facilities at the City South campus, including music and art studios, enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in an environment specifically designed for primary teachers.

Why Choose Us?

  • An innovative programme where school based training is offered from the start of your studies
  • Our course offers you an opportunity to work in a Special Educational Needs School.
  • We have a number of international links (Spain, France and Germany) to enable you to experience primary education in another country.
  • High employment rates
  • If you have successfully applied to one of our teacher training courses and have accepted our offer you could receive £1,000 bursary if you pass both skill tests by the 4 May 2017 or else £600 if you pass one of the tests by 4 May 2017.

 Skills test workshops

Similar Courses

  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) Working with Children Young People and Families


This course is open to International students

Where our students go

Our students have gone on to work with companies such as:

  •  Boldmere Junior School
  •  Smith’s Wood Primary Acamdey
  •  Annie Lennard Primary School

And in jobs such as:

  •  Primary School Teacher
  •  Classroom Teacher
  •  Foundation Stage Teacher