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Primary Education (with QTS) (Honours), BEd

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Primary Education (with QTS) (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the ideal preparation for a successful and rewarding career in primary teaching, enabling you to embark on your teaching career straight after finishing your studies.
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Course Overview

Plymouth Marjon University is praised by Ofsted and the National Student Survey for providing a comprehensive and enriching teacher training programme. Building on long established partnerships with a diverse range of schools all students have ample opportunities to learn with experienced practitioners. From the start of the course students work in a range of schools gradually building up confidence and expertise.

The Primary Education (with QTS) (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University will provide you with the skills and subject knowledge required to teach all the National Curriculum subjects through working with experienced and passionate tutors in interactive and practical teaching sessions. Along with these subject studies, you’ll develop a thorough grounding in all the major skills and issues of education including special educational needs and disabilities, behaviour management, setting high expectations and identifying pupil progress, planning and assessment, managing the teaching and learning of a classroom team, child development and learning through play.

You’ll also be given the chance to select a specialism curriculum area in years two and three and choose a focus for your final-year research dissertation. The comprehensive primary programme ensures you are well-equipped to teach across the curriculum, but also offer additional skills in a chosen area, thereby enhancing your employability.

By combining academic study and practical experience in a range of placement settings in the South West and East London , you are fully prepared to embark on your NQT year. Opportunities also include working in special schools, outdoor centres and other educational settings or leading specific projects with children and young people from a range of backgrounds.

What might you become?

On completion you will be able to teach in a Primary or Special school as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). Graduates from this course have progressed quickly into specialist or leadership positions in a wide range of schools and locations. Ofsted praised the University’s ‘effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable’ (Ofsted, 2014). Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above the national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Many have gone onto leadership and management positions in schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional studies & first teaching practice
  • Foundations of learning: Literacy & numeracy
  • Child development & early learning
  • Curriculum studies: Foundation subjects & Religious Education
  • Professional skills of the teacher
  • Curriculum studies: Core subjects

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades BBC, or BTEC triple grades DMM or above. Applicants must have GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 5 or grade C or above. Alternatively applicants must have Access 30-42 D/M with min 18D.
  • Be able to clearly and accurately communicate using both spoken and written English.
  • Pass pre-entry QTS Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy.
  • Our typical entry requirement is three A-levels at grades BBB or BTEC triple grades DDM but candidates with other qualifications and/ or experience are encouraged to contact the university to discuss this.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 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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