University of Greenwich
Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons)
University of Greenwich

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Become a teacher with this primary education degree and receive teacher training rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its 2016 report. You will also benefit from our excellent links with schools.

Our Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree will give you the knowledge and skills to inspire young learners. You will receive teacher training through on-the-job placements and sessions at the university with our tutors.

The course includes around eight weeks each year observing and working alongside experienced primary teachers in a school. This means that by the time you achieve Qualified Teacher Status at the end of your final year, you will have the skills and confidence to start your career as a primary education teacher.

What you should know about this course:

  • Ofsted rated the quality of teacher training as 'Outstanding' in its recent report for Initial Teacher Education 2016.

  • Upon successful completion, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status to pursue your dream career.

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) for the purpose of delivering initial teacher training programmes to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 67 graduates of Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Primary Education.

Overall student satisfaction
96 /100
67 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) at University of Greenwich

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £25500 £30500
25-75 percentile range £25500 - £30000 £19000 - £29000 £21500 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Primary Education

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24629 £23769 £26716
25-75 percentile range £22965 - £28008 £17500 - £27452 £18804 - £31696

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) at University of Greenwich

100% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Education

    • #37 
    • #48 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #38 
    • #48 
    Education
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #55 
    • #501 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Greenwich

What students say about studying Primary Education in the UK?

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

Avery Hill
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