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Primary Education with QTS (Hons)

Birmingham City University

36 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The BA Primary Education with QTS (Hons) programme at Birmingham City University provides you with a variety of opportunities to explore your interests and develop core skills and experience in Primary and Early Years teaching.


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. The BA Primary Education with QTS (Hons) programme is offered by Birmingham City University.

Enhancing your employability skills

On the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS programme you will experience a wide variety of learning and teaching approaches that are designed to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills as you progress through the course.

We will support you in the transition to university through a careful induction process, confidence building activities, group work and a carefully planned programme with a range of formative and summative assessments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  An Introduction to Core
  • The Developing Child
  • The Emerging Teacher
  • Understanding the Foundation Curriculum
  • Year 1 Subject Study
  • School Based Training
  • Promoting Progress in Core
  • Assessing and Reporting
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion
  • Developing the Foundation Curriculum
  • Subjects in Action

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs, at grade 4 or above (previously Grade C), at the point of enrolment. These must include English Language, Mathematics and Science or equivalent. For GCSE Science an equivalent in BTEC level 2 Applied Science with a minimum pass grade will also be accepted. Please note that the remaining additional two subjects need to be actual GCSEs.

Scottish Standards equivalent to 5 GCSEs Grade 4 or above are:

  • Credit Standard Grade - Grade 1 or 2
  • National 5
  • Intermediate 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Primary Education with QTS (Hons)
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