What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. You are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths, English and a Science. In addition to the entry requirements above, you must also have recent and sustained experience in a school or setting with children aged 3-11 years. For Access to HE please see the specific credits required in the section for Access to HE. Please Note: Only 24 points will be taken from A level General Studies if this is used as the third A level. QTS Maths and English Skills tests needed.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers60%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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