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Primary Education with QTS - Work-Based Route (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
London, United Kingdom
The Primary Education with QTS - Work-Based Route (Hons) programme from St Mary's University, Twickenham, London provides opportunities for people working directly with children, or those working in other educational support roles, to build on their existing knowledge and experience to progress to a level 6 qualification at higher education level. 
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Primary Education with QTS - Work-Based Route (Hons) from St Mary's University, Twickenham, London aims to: 

  • promote passion in teaching and learning, underpinned and enriched by research and scholarship; 
  • provide a culture which promotes integrity, nurture, challenge, partnership and collaboration allowing all to develop their physical, intellectual and spiritual potential; 
  • foster equality of opportunity for all with respect to diversity, inclusion and individual need; 
  • develop education providers who are confident in subject and pedagogical knowledge and who are ready to meet the challenges of today and to anticipate and shape those of tomorrow; 
  • develop critically reflective practitioners who are committed to their own continual professional learning.


The Primary Education (Work-based Route) with QTS pathway is suitable for you if you're working within a school setting and wish to move into teaching, but lack formal qualifications or are unable to become a full-time student.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Studies - Part One: Professional Values and Practice
  • Learning Outside the Classroom  
  • Using and Applying ICT 
  • Creativity in Education  
  • Assessment in Practice: Research Paper

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

  • Foundation degree (in Education) 
  • A levels/NVQ (NVQ Level 3, or equivalent) 
  • Experience - You will need to be employed (paid or voluntary) in work with children and young people for at least half of the week 
  • GCSE English grade C/4, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    11100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Not available to international students

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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