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Primary Education with QTS (School Based Route), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This innovative school-based model of initial teacher training was designed by the Edge Hill University Partnership who wanted to collaborate more closely on the delivery of the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of an undergraduate initial teacher training degree.
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The aim was to create an initial teacher training degree which could potentially be studied while also in full-time employment.

Therefore, on this four-year programme, the training is delivered through study weeks and twilight taught sessions by trainers from across the Edge Hill University partnership, complemented by tasks undertaken in a school setting. It provides the opportunity to study for a degree leading to QTS, with Edge Hill University, from anywhere in the North West.

The school-based route is suitable for well-experienced trainees who would prefer to spend more time in school and learn while working.

Edge Hill wants to recruit trainees who actively demonstrate a strong commitment to primary teaching as a career. You must have an appreciation of the demands of teaching and should have made a conscious decision about your place in the teaching profession. Imagination and resourcefulness to meet the challenges facing today’s teachers are essential.

Career Prospects

Our graduates obtain work in schools across the UK and abroad and we offer excellent support to help you gain a first post as a Newly Qualified Teacher. You will have an ability to teach in Key Stage 1 and 2 in Primary schools, a strong knowledge of Primary education and outstanding classroom skills, so that you meet and exceed the current national standards.You will also have a thorough understanding of how to teach the Primary curriculum in creative ways that excite and stimulate children whilst ensuring that they make good progress. In addition you will have comprehensive knowledge of a specialist subject, preparing you to take a leadership role in school. Skills in monitoring and managing your own development, and an ability to reflect on alternative approaches to education, will help you to make your own informed choices and aid your career progression.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Partnership Led Curriculum - Foundation Subjects 
  • Minor Specialism 
  • Academic and Professional Development 
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - English and Computing 
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Science
  • Partnership Led Curriculum - Inspiring Learning Experiences in Foundation Subjects 
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - English and Computing 
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Science 
  • Primary Professional Practice - Phase 1B
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Developing the Reflective Practitioner 
  • Minor Specialism 

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

An interview will form part of the selection process. 

The admissions panel will prioritise for interview those with the greatest strengths in relation to:
  • Experience of working with children in a primary school setting;
  • Knowledge of the Primary National Curriculum;
  • Personal and presentational qualities as well as the use of spoken and written English;
  • Intellectual and academic ability, supported by a recent academic reference.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    77 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 77 GBP per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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