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Liverpool John Moores University

Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

UCAS Code: X120

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Minimum number of A Levels required: 3 •Subject specific requirements: 120 UCAS points from A2 Level •Is general studies acceptable? No •Are AS level awards acceptable? Not acceptable •Average A Level offer: BBB

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken in a relevant subject area, achieving a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 120 UCAS Tariff points

Grades / subjects required: 120 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

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

DDM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM in a relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

120

All applications must meet the minimum academic entry requirements. Deciding to pursue a career in teaching should be based on a real commitment and passion and this should be demonstrated through your personal statement. Personal statements should have a clear structure with evidence of paragraphs and good use of grammar. In your personal statement we hope to see your enthusiasm for primary teaching with evidence of any experiences which have informed your decision to become a teacher. A minimum of five days work experience in a UK primary school prior to commencing the programme will be helpful. All applicants who meet the entry requirements must attend an interview. A DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB) is a requirement of entry onto this course which involves working with children or vulnerable adults during placements. The regulations on declaring criminal convictions on a UCAS application form can be found on the UCAS website. All offers made will be conditional on a satisfactory health check and all applicants will be required to complete a medical health questionnaire prior to the start of the course.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualifies you to teach a diverse range of subjects from English, mathematics, science and computing to music, geography, art, PE and modern languages to children aged 5-11.

Our Initial Teacher Training partnership provision is rated as Outstanding (Grade 1) by Ofsted - making us the only provider in Merseyside to achieve this result.

The course will extend both your subject knowledge as well as pedagogical knowledge in all curriculum areas in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Professional studies modules each year form the backbone of the course and prepare you for the academic and professional role of being a teacher.

The course is delivered in partnership with our primary schools across in the North West, and will provide you a rich range of teaching opportunities in each year including a total of 24 weeks full time placements so you will have plenty of hands-on practice and training, not only from academic tutors but also from the teachers you work with in schools. Your teaching placements will be in Key Stage One and Key Stage 2 classes and will always have the support of a mentor with occasional visits from a member of LJMU staff to support and observe you.

Deciding to pursue a career in primary teaching should be based on real commitment and passion and you are expected to demonstrate your interest by completing at least two weeks' experience of working in a school or related setting before applying to study this course.

In year 1 you will have a 6 week block placement. In addition to this you will be in school every Monday from late October which will give you a great opportunity to build your confidence and understanding of the Primary school and the role of the teacher. In year 2 you will have a 6 week block placement with a one week orientation and then in year 3 your final placement will last for 12 weeks.

We would also like to see evidence of any community work you may have been involved with, for example helping at sports clubs, youth clubs, volunteering or Duke of Edinburgh Award, but not as part of your course.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Introduction to Professional Practice
•Teaching Foundation Subjects in Key Stage 1
•Developing the Whole Child
•Teaching Mathematics in Key Stage 1
•Teaching English in Key Stage 1
•Science, Design and Technology and Computing in the Key Stage 1 curriculum
•Teaching Reading and Spelling using Systematic Synthetic Phonics

Level 5

•Developing Professional Practice
•Teaching Foundation Subjects in Key Stage 2
•Understanding Specific Learning Needs of Children
•Teaching Mathematics in Key Stage 2
•Teaching English in Key Stage 2
•Science, Design and Technology and Computing in the Key Stage 2 Curriculum
•Enriching Primary Practice

Level 6

•Extending Professional Practice
•Cross Curricular Practice
•Advanced Primary Mathematics
•Advanced Primary English
•Advanced Primary Science
•School-based Research

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, and so we use a variety of assessment methods including coursework, assessed teaching sessions, group presentations individual presentations and some examinations.

Constructive feedback is important in helping you to identify your strengths as well as areas that may need further attention, so this will be provided regularly as you progress through each module and following teaching practice.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

School of 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.

85%
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
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

96%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Teaching and educational professionals
5%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

Education

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

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£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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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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