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Nottingham Trent University

Primary Education (QTS)

UCAS Code: X101

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs - 5 at grade C/4 or higher including Maths, English and Science.

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level or equivalent qualification

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120
47%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Primary teaching

This is one of the most highly regarded courses in the country, with an enviable employment record. Our close relationship with partnership schools means you gain a wide experience of teaching in many different kinds of educational settings, from large inner-city academies to small, rural schools. This four year course gives you the opportunity to extend your skills and prepare you fully for placements, meaning you enter the classroom as a more confident and innovative teacher. In year Three, you will benefit from the option to focus on teaching either the 3 – 7 age range or the 5 – 11 age range, although the award of QTS qualifies you to teach across both age ranges. With a four year course, we can include an in depth Leading Primary / Early Years Practice module which can be studied at Masters level. Successful completion at Masters level will result in 60 credits towards a full Masters degree.

Modules

Year 1 and 2: you will focus on your professional development and learn about how children learn in educational contexts. The broad base of these two years allows you to learn to teach areas of the curriculum and to work in schools with children across the 3-11 age range. Years 3 and 4: you opt to specialise in either Early Years or Primary Education. The Early Years strand specialises in the 3-7 age range and encompasses both the Foundation years and Key Stage One. The primary route specialises in the 5-11 age phase; both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. You will continue to study the core subjects, however 5-11 strand students opt to specialise in a cluster of foundation subjects, whilst 3-7 strand students take a broader and more holistic approach to learning and development. Whichever option you take, you are still qualified to teach across the whole of the 3-11 age range.

Assessment methods

Assessment focuses on assignments, group presentations and observations of your professional practice.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

Nottingham Institute Education

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.

88%
high
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

94%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£22,467
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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