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Birmingham City University

Primary Education with QTS

UCAS Code: X120

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted with BTEC Diploma/ Sub Dip,OCR Sub Dip, Welsh Baccalaureate Ext Project accepted if differ from A-Level Subjects subjects excluded General Studies and COPE

60 credits including 45 at Level 3, of which 40 Level 3 credits are at merit / distinction. If you do not hold GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above, then credits must also include English, Maths and Science at Level 2. Applicants taking an access to higher education diploma will need GCSE's grade 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. Appropriate equivalent qualifications can be considered http://bcu.ac.uk/courses/primary-education-with-qts-ba-hons-2018-19 or achievement of 12 credits at L2 in these subjects within the Access course.

Must be combined with standard level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 Ucas Tariff Points Must differ from A level subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science subjects. Appropriate equivalents can be accepted with another 2 GCSEs (which must be actual GCSEs). Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC LEVEL 2 First Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Applied Science) - Intermediate GNVQ - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - Pearson Edexcel certificate level 1/ level 2 (grades A-C) - Maths, English and science tests taken through Equivalency Testing (equivalency testing.com.)

HNC (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile A transcript will be required. Considered at the tutor's discretion.

HND (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile A transcript will be required. Considered at the tutor's discretion.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

See Irish Leaving Certificate under Level 3 entry

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.

Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Can be counted alongside one A-Level

Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Minimum of 3 subjects to a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Higher

C,C,D

Minimum of 3 subjects to a total of 112 UCAS points.

UCAS Tariff

112

Only in combination with other qualifications Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

**We're ranked 3rd in the UK for our undergraduate Education programmes, including BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (Guardian League Tables 2020)**

Do you have a passion for inspiring and educating young learners, and want the best possible career opportunities after graduating? This exciting degree provides you with a variety of opportunities to explore your interests and develop core skills and experience in Primary and Early Years teaching.

You will have a variety of dynamic and diverse opportunities that will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire young learners in a wide range of schools. Our innovative programme is responsive to new initiatives in primary education and will enable you to become a highly effective and reflective teacher. In addition you will have the opportunity to pursue a subject study to deepen your understanding of an area of primary practice.

Our course offers you the chance to gain the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a degree, helping you walk into your dream job as a primary school teacher immediately after graduating from university.

Studying at our recently-extended, state-of-the-art £71 million City South Campus, you will have access to excellent facilities, such as our Primary Science Lab and Primary Innovation Room, to enhance your understanding and knowledge.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Education and Social Work

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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