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  • This Primary Education course will provide you with one of the best routes into teaching and excellent employment prospects: official figures show that 98% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education 2017 results).
  • You will benefit from significant school placement opportunities, leaving with at least 140 days of classroom experience.
  • You will be taught in modern classrooms by educational professionals with extensive teaching experience, giving you the knowledge and confidence to succeed.
  • Roehampton has delivered teacher training for longer than any other higher education institution in the UK - for over 175 years.
  • Roehampton is in the top 3 universities in London for graduate earnings in Education (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2018 results, earnings one and five years after graduation).


Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives? Would you like to enjoy a great starting salary and a rewarding career?

Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young children grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job.

As one of the UK’s most highly-rated, and the longest-running provider of teacher education, we can offer you the best foundation for a successful career in the profession, providing you with excellent teaching and at least 24 weeks school placement experience.

Completion of this teacher training degree will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from one of the highest-rated providers in the country.

If you study Primary Education at Roehampton you will be taught by a supportive, passionate and driven team of academic staff. Our experienced team strive to ensure you receive the best education and will encourage you to become a confident and successful teacher. In addition to our academic staff, we also have a range of support departments to help you with everything from dealing with money matters, to support with your studies.

BA Primary Education at Roehampton gives you the opportunity to focus on a particular subject of your choice, so you can learn to teach in area that you are passionate about and enjoy. We offer:

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science

In addition to your subject specialism, you will also cover all of the National Curriculum Core and Foundation Subjects. You will examine learning across the curriculum, the interrelationship of these areas of knowledge, and the relationship between the Foundation Subjects and Core Curriculum subjects.

You will also study a range of modules which will hone your expertise and effectiveness as a teacher. You will learn how to manage a classroom, how planning and preparation contribute to the effectiveness of your teaching, how best to work with parents and other adults, and gain an understanding of childhood behaviour.

All our academic staff have extensive teaching experience in schools, and many have served in local authorities or subject associations as advisory teachers, as Ofsted inspectors or as consultants. This means that our programmes are based on the reality of the classroom and the education system. Many work at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of provision for all of our students.

Your placements at our large range of partner schools across London and southern England will provide you with invaluable hands-on work experience giving you the confidence for your future career and a better understanding of how teaching words in practice.

Our subject rooms are set up to include the modern resources you will find in a primary classroom environment. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself into the school environment and understand the way classrooms are structured and the type of resources teachers need on a daily basis.

The Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded to graduates of our BA Primary Education is first and foremost a qualification to teach in England. Many other countries will recognise it, but not all. If your plan is to teach overseas after you graduate we strongly recommend you contact the relevant authorities in your country of choice beforehand to check your eligibility.

Over the course of three years you will spend increasing amounts of time in a range of schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year) to lead teacher (final year). You will also study a range of modules which will develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching.

The pedagogic and professional studies modules include learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL), giving you a solid theoretical grounding for working with children, ensuring you are best able to support their learning in practice.

You will cover all of the National Curriculum subjects on this degree. In English, for example, you will look at language development, the teaching of reading and writing; in maths, developing mathematical understanding will be explored.

Our BA Primary Education degree allows you to choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, developing over the course of three years your knowledge and skills to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range.

In addition to your professional placements and university based studies, there is also the opportunity to spend time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as to go on field trips, visits to museums and art galleries to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences on to your pupils.

Year 1

Core Subjects
The following modules are compulsory for all students:
Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice 1: Exploring Principles and Practice
Core Curriculum 1: English, Science and Mathematics
Core Curriculum 2: English, Science and Mathematics
Wider Curriculum 1: Physical Education, Geography, Religious Education, History
Wider Curriculum 2: Art and Design, Computing, Design Technology, Music

School Experience 1
The Supporting Teacher

Year 2

The following modules will be offered for the first time in 2018-2019.

Core Subjects
Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice 2: Developing Approaches
Core Curriculum 3: English, Science and Mathematics
Core Curriculum 4: English, Science and Mathematics

Subject Specialism 1
Religious Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Art and Design
Design Technology

Compulsory module
Enhanced Learning Experience

School Experience 2
The Sharing Teacher

Year 3

The following modules will be offered for the first time in 2019-2020.

Core Subjects
Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice: Contexts and Connections
Core Curriculum 5: English, Science and Mathematics
Curriculum Design

Subject Specialism 2
Religious Education
Physical Education
Art and Design
Design and Technology

School Experience 3
The Lead Teacher


Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

This course provides one of the strongest routes into a job. Our graduates from this Primary Education programme are qualified to teach across the primary sector, including early years settings, independent and maintained schools, academies and also in SEN (Special Educational Needs) schools.

Already have a degree and want to teach?

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.