36 months
9250 GBP/year
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Get the best preparation to take on the challenge of a career as a primary teacher focusing on Special Educational Needs (SEN). (Hons) Primary (Special Educational Needs with QTS) programme offered at University of Plymouth.

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Key features:

  • Launch your career: obtaining integrated Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which means you can begin your teaching career immediately. Expand your horizons, enhance your practical experience and set yourself above the competition.
  • SEN focus area: this degree will look at teaching over the primary phase but also look at the way SEN and inclusion feeds into KS1 and KS2 preparing you to work with children from any phase of primary education in either mainstream or special schools.
  • Partnership with special schools: throughout this degree you will be visiting special schools and working with learners with inclusive needs. You will have a good understanding of how these schools support children with their learning.
  • No exams: learn through interactive workshops and with no end-of-year/semester exams.
  • Close links to the Master of Education (MA Ed): this link enables students to achieve enhanced career progression in a profession in which masters level attainment is increasingly valued.
  • Work based learning opportunities: students benefit from a wide range of placement types within our partnership of over 500 schools and other settings, from single days to extended block placements to develop and consolidate QTS standards.
  • Professional identity: from the very start of the programme you are considered as a teacher in development. The programme supports you as you develop your professional standards and identity.
  • Research -informed teaching: not only are all modules enhanced by tutors’ active research interests but students are immersed in a research culture and benefit from learning about the advantages of researching their practice first hand.
  • Student support: within the Plymouth Institute of Education there is a strong ethos of support for all students. Your professional tutor will actively engage with you throughout the BEd programme to offer guidance and support in both academic and pastoral terms.
  • OfSTED recognised: recent inspection rated the Primary ITE provision at Plymouth as good in all aspects, with particular strengths in the partnership led elements of the programmes and the quality of the graduates.


Discover employment and further study opportunities that you could consider once you graduate with a BEd Primary degree, and learn how you can stand out to graduate employers. Special Educational Needs (SEN). (Hons) Primary (Special Educational Needs with QTS) programme is offered at University of Plymouth

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Core Knowledge and Pedagogy 
  • Education Primary Curriculum Module 
  • Education Primary Theory and Praxis 
  • Education Settings Placement Module - Year 
  • Education Moving to Outstanding Practice (SEN)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

UCAS tariff112 

  • All applicants are required to have GCSE mathematics, English language and science at grade C or above. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
  • 28 IB points.
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM.
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at Merit or Distinction.
  • All candidates must be able to reflect on some experience in relevant educational setting(s). Please contact the admissions team for further advice
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
  • There is also a requirement to pass minimum standards for literacy and numeracy.
  • All candidates are required to attend an interview. Interview days are conducted by the programme lead representative and include a practising teacher who represents the wider partnership and offers an employer perspective on suitability for the profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

International - To be confirmed

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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