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University of Derby

Primary Education

UCAS Code: X100
Bachelor of Education (with Honours) - BEd (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Training teachers
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

If your ambition is to become an outstanding primary school teacher, this BEd Primary Education is for you. The 2017 Good Teacher Training Guide ranked us in the top ten nationally and Ofsted recently graded us as ‘outstanding’ too. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Our primary education team is experienced, dynamic and caring – they are totally committed to your success. The feedback and employment rates we get prove this: Derby students rated their training very highly in the latest national survey of Newly Qualified Teachers and for the past three years, 100% of our graduates have been in work or further study within six months of finishing. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Do you know you want to be a primary school teacher? Are you looking for a place to learn which is supportive and diverse as well as high quality? Then look no further. HOW YOU WILL LEARN As well as university-based sessions (lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers), you’ll spend around 26 weeks on placement in a variety of schools, including a special educational needs setting. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You won’t just visit schools; we run fieldtrips to businesses, religious or multi-faith settings, and attractions too. We’ll also encourage you to take part in community projects and charity events. There may even be the opportunity to visit a school overseas. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY The regular placements, combined with our expert mentoring, ensure you leave this primary education degree ready to step straight into the classroom if you want to. Many of our students are offered jobs at their placement schools. Of course, you might want to continue studying on our MA Education. RELATED COURSES PG Cert Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5) Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Integrated Masters in Education (MEdu) (in curriculum enhancement) with Qualified Teacher Status


University of Derby

Students relaxing

At Derby we provide you with education with the personal touch. We're a friendly, down-to-earth uni based in the Midlands. At Derby, you'll have to work just as hard to get your degree as at other universities, but we like to do things a bit differently. We believe in being approachable and caring, offering our students plenty of support and treating people as individuals.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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