Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BEd (Hons)

Primary school teacher engaging with child
UCAS Code
X320
Mode of Study
Full-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Start Date
September 2022

Applying for 2021/22 entry? See how you'll be taught in our Covid information for applicants.

If you want to qualify as a Primary teacher while you earn an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree, this is the perfect course for you.

You'll learn to enthuse, engage and inspire young people in their learning of all subjects while you develop your teaching practice. You'll gain professional experience in Primary schools and have the chance to do placements in different educational settings, such as in a special educational needs (SEN) school or the education department of a zoo.

When you graduate, you'll have a Bachelor of Education degree and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to the Teaching Regulation Authority.  

This is a new course and we're currently finalising the detailed information for this page. You can still see entry requirements and apply. You can also see information about what modules you'll study and course costs.

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework

Entry requirements​

Typical offers
  • A levels – to be confirmed
  • UCAS points – 104 points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – to be confirmed
  • International Baccalaureate – to be confirmed
Selection process

Applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

See full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept

English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

See alternative English language qualifications

We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

​What you'll study

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

Modules

Core modules:

  • Core Primary Education
  • Foundations of Primary Education
  • Introduction to Educational Contexts
  • Child and Youth Development

There are no optional modules in this year.

Core modules:

  • Classroom practice in Primary Education
  • Professional Studies in Primary Education
  • Alternative Educational Settings
  • Educational Research and Theory

Optional modules:

  • Gender Race and Education
  • Technology in Education
  • Just Playing

Core modules:

  • Primary Teaching 
  • Teachers and Researchers
  • Leading Learning

Optional modules:

  • Children and Young People With Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Behaviour Matters
  • Education and Society 

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

​Course costs

Tuition fees

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £15,500 a year (subject to annual increase)

Note these fees are based on courses starting in 2021. We'll publish 2022 fees here in autumn 2021.

Funding your studies

Find out how to fund your studies, including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about tuition fees and living costs, including what your tuition fees cover.

Applying from outside the UK? Find out about funding options for international students.

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

Apply

How to apply

To start this course in 2021, apply through UCAS. You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – X320
  • our institution code – P80

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • Speak with lecturers and chat with our students
  • Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

How to apply from outside the UK

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply for this course through UCAS or apply directly to us (see the 'How to apply' section above for details). You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section. 

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

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