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University of Winchester

Primary Education with QTS (3 years)

UCAS Code: X120

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language, mathematics and a science is required. If you have taken a combined Science GCSE, a minimum grade of CC or 4-4 is required. Original GCSE certificates or certified copies will be requested at interview stage.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary teaching

- Become an ‘Outstanding’ Teacher – Ofsted rated our teaching as 'Outstanding'

- Join our top 10 course in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)

- Ranked in the Top 20 education courses in the UK by the Guardian’s University League Table 2018

- Opportunity for a 'sandwich year' to engage in a self-directed work placement

- Benefit from our extensive partnerships with over 400 schools giving you excellent opportunities to gain experience and develop as a skilled practitioner

Anyone already in education will tell you that teaching is one of the toughest jobs out there. It's also one of the most rewarding. To make sure you’re a successful and confident teacher in the 21st-century, we have devised a vibrant programme informed by research and constantly reviewed to ensure students are equipped with the most up-to-date developments in primary education.

Graduates from the BA (hons) in Primary Education with QTS are reflective, respectful educators and learners, equipped to thrive in their chosen profession. You will be training within an Institute of Education recognised as Outstanding by OFSTED, at a university with a long heritage in and commitment to teacher education.

The programme effectively blends theory and practice, providing you with the knowledge, understanding and skills for your future teaching career. You will develop strong research literacy enabling you to critically appraise literature and research and engage in an enquiry and research-based approach to teaching. You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to analyse educational policy, theory and practice and gain a systematic understanding of how children develop and learn and the application of pedagogical skills in the primary classroom.

Your work on campus and on school placements will combine to develop a reflective approach to your own practice and the ability to work flexibly, creatively and thoughtfully in the classroom, taking account of the diversity, needs and responses of all your pupils.
There’s ample scope for you to personalise a professional portfolio in both breadth and depth to meet your own needs and follow areas of particular interest. The teaching team encourages this and combines plenty of hands-on experience, expertise and enthusiasm to nurture you through your academic and professional journey.

By the end of Year 1, with experience of both the taught programme and teaching in schools, you can opt to take a Sandwich Year between years 2 and 3, to engage in a self-directed work placement in an educational setting to enrich your experience and understanding of different educational environments and cultures.

The Institute has strong international connections and offers a range of opportunities for international study and educational visits of varying durations, as well as opportunities to welcome visiting students and staff to our campus.

Modules

For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Teacher Development

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.

84%
med
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
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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.

£22,900
high
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Teaching and educational professionals
4%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure 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.

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

£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:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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