Primary - general (FS/KS1, ages 3-7) (BEd Hons)

Female primary teacher in the classroom

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2015, you'll be a part of our long-standing heritage of training teachers since 1847.

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Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015, our programme will allow you to become part of our long-standing heritage in training teachers since 1847. You'll not only graduate as a qualified teacher, but you will also have the skills to become outstanding in your chosen career path. Covering both Early Years Foundation Stage and national curriculum, you will specialise in two subjects: a core such as English or maths and a foundation such as history or art. This means you can progress to a subject leader in the area you’re passionate about. We're also ranked 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017).

Ofsted says about the course:

‘The outcomes for trainees are outstanding’

We have an ‘Outstanding reputation for providing the quality and type of teachers that schools in the area need and want’

We provide 'Thoughtfully designed, innovative training provided by the university in liaison with partner schools'

You will 'Gain deeper understanding about how children learn, behave and develop'

We have an 'Impressive range of teaching methods, strategies and approaches'

You'll spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a school or early years setting, putting theory into practice. There are 250 schools in our partnership, with 90% of the schools in Gloucestershire taking students on placement. From city to village schools, you'll experience a range of classroom environments. As you progress through the course, you will delve deeper into your specialism of working with Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils and become part of a distinct and rewarding teaching group.

You'll also have opportunities to engage with pupils who speak English as a second language and work in schools for children with special educational needs. You will graduate as a well-rounded teacher ready to inspire young minds.

Study style

You'll spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a school or early years setting throughout your degree, putting theory into practice and working with pupils aged 3 – 7 years, especially in your second and final year. Lectures focus on subject-matter and teaching style and cover both the Foundation Stage and national curriculum. The emphasis on professionalism throughout the course prepares you to become an excellent teacher.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science subject (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure

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  • Primary school teacher
  • Specialist in special needs teaching
  • Work in multi-agency teams for children's welfare

Industry links

There are 250 schools in our partnership and 90% of Gloucestershire schools take students from this university. The partnership also includes schools in the Swindon area, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Bristol and Wales.

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Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

Study for a degree that's rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. This is reflected in how our students are trained and supported throughout the course.

Experience a variety of schools

Because of our outstanding reputation, we partner with 250 schools in village and urban locations. You'll have the opportunity to work in schools for children with special educational needs and engage with students who speak English as a second language.

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