Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), B.A.

Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The successful completion of this degree leads to recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) programme from the University of Greenwich includes school experiences in each year, as well as professional development. During the programme you will experience a variety of schools and different age groups. 


The BA Hons Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status programme has a strong urban focus, enabling students to take advantage of the university's strong partnerships with schools in contrasting settings, including schools with rich multicultural traditions.

Training takes place through sessions at the university and periods of school-based training undertaken in primary schools and early years settings.

Our primary department staff are well-qualified and experienced primary practitioners. During our most recent Ofsted inspection, the staff were found to be 'generous with their time and very accessible'.

In addition to mainstream school placements, during year 2 of study students will undertake a two-week enrichment placement in an alternative setting. This could be in a setting such as an education department within a museum or a special school. This will give students the opportunity to gain insight into education in the wider context. In Year 3, students will be able to develop a personal interest or area of expertise in the primary curriculum through an option and the final research project.

There is also an opportunity for mainstream students to opt for a mathematics specialism. Students wishing to be considered for this route will apply for the mainstream primary education and register their interest towards the end of their first year, although places are limited.


Qualified Teacher Status

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English 1: Engaging with Text 
  • Primary Mathematics
  • Primary Science 
  • Physical Development
  • Induction, Computing & ICT (BA H Primary) 
  • Education and Professional Studies 1 
  • Professional Development and School Experience 
  • English 2: Creative Exploration of Language and Literacy 
  • Mathematics 2 
  • Pedagogic Approaches within the Curriculum 
  • Education and Professional Studies 2 
  • Inclusion 
  • Professional Development and School Experience 2 
  • Communication, Language and Literacy in FS/KS1 
  • Mathematical Undertanding 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Early Years 2 
  • Exploring Children's Literature
  • Preparing to be a Maths Specialist Teacher

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

PLUS GCSE English language, mathematics and science with a minimum of grade C are required or equivalent. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers.

Non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in English, science and mathematics at GCSE grade C.  

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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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  • UK part-time fee: pro-rata full time fee

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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