University of Brighton Primary Education 3-7 Years

University of Brighton Primary Education 3-7 Years

A teacher plays a vital role in the development of the whole child during their early years: academically, physically, morally, culturally and socially. As a practitioner you will encourage a love of learning and provide developmental support to young learners, so they can reach their full potential.

Brighton is one of the UK’s largest teacher training universities rated ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection. We have partnerships with over 600 schools where you will gain practical experience and support which ensures that you will graduate fully prepared for the teaching profession.

The wide range of modules we offer will provide you with the relevant knowledge, skills and understanding needed on your journey to becoming a qualified teacher. These are delivered by our experienced and passionate tutors.

You will also benefit from having an individual support tutor who will help guide you through your academic and professional development as you progress through the course.

With unique access to our open learning centre which houses 25,000 specialist teaching resources and an opportunity to develop a specialist subject area, we believe you will graduate from this course with everything you need to be an outstanding teacher of the early years.

This course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which will allow you to teach in England and Wales.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.



International Baccalaureate
30 points; specified subjects.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 15 credits at distinction and the rest at merit.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
at least five subjects including English language, mathematics and science.

Professional skills tests
The Department for Education has introduced professional skills tests in English and maths for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory and you will not be able to enter training without having successfully completed them.

Candidates can book these tests in advance; the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application.

At the university we recognise that these tests present a real challenge to some candidates; we recommend that you prepare carefully before attempting them, as you are limited to only three attempts per test. For this reason we will not insist that undergraduate applicants have passed the tests before they come to an interview. Although having already passed the tests will give you a clear advantage, we will be prepared to consider your capacity to pass and potentially make you an offer of a place subject to their successful completion. When we make such an offer you will be given a clear deadline, usually within two to three months of your interview, so we advise that you plan ahead and book your tests well in advance so that you can organise your preparation.

Details of the requirements, including how to register and prepare for the tests, can be found here. Further resources to help you prepare for the numeracy test can be found in the Course in detail section below.

You will need the equivalent of at least two weeks’ recent work experience with children, preferably in a primary or nursery setting.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.5 overall, at least 6.0 in all four skills.

All offers are subject to an occupational health check and Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check.

Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession, including men in primary teaching, are particularly welcome.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644