• Application Deadline
  • 15 months


A combination of practice-based learning, campus-based sessions and private study will allow you to continue in work whilst studying, and use of the Virtual Learning Environment will enable you to access course materials and undertake tasks in your own time. 

You’ll examine the current theory, with each module containing teaching, assessment and independent work, all of which are directly relevant to the primary classroom. School placements will ensure the knowledge and skills you acquire are also strongly anchored in practice.

The Primary Teaching Studies with QTS (Hons) programme at Bishop Grosseteste University is a stimulating and challenging vocational degree course that also leads to a professional qualification. 

To make the most of it you’ll need to be highly motivated and well-organized, and equally confident in learning with others as learning independently. In return, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to equip yourself with the academic and professional qualities required in 21st-century teachers.

Careers & Further Study

Former graduates of the progression route with QTS have become successful teachers in a range of primary settings. Many have become subject co-ordinators after as little as one year of teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

About The Course:

  • This course is aimed at teaching assistants working in primary schools. It allows you to combine your work in a school with study towards an honours degree. There is weekly attendance with sessions running from 1-8 pm on Thursdays.
  • You will examine the National Curriculum and other initiatives with a view to practical applications in the classroom. Specialist tutors from across the University College are encouraged to contribute to distinct subject sessions and you are fully briefed on your professional role. This course ensures that theory is firmly anchored in practice. This is particularly relevant to the small-scale research project you will be asked to complete.

    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.

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    General Requirements

    • You will normally have satisfactorily completed the University’s FdA in Professional Studies (Education) and possess GCSEs in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above (or equivalent). 
    • An academic reference will be required before an interview. Please ensure that your HEI is able to provide this either on your UCAS form or before attendance at an interview.
    • Applicants are expected to be currently employed or volunteering in a primary school setting and have written support from the setting via the completion of a Head Teacher Pro-Forma. At least two year’s experience is desirable.

    Work Experience

    At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      11820 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11820 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
    • EU/EEA

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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    Living costs for Lincoln

    • 660 - 1140 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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