Primary Education (QTS) Undergraduate degree

Primary Education (QTS)

Learn how to inspire the next generation with this highly ranked teacher training degree, offering qualified teacher status (QTS) and a rewarding career as primary school teacher.

Start Date:

September 2023

Entry Tariff:

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Degree Type:

BA (single honours)

Duration:

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

UCAS Code:

4D22 (Foundation and Key Stage 1) or 4N56 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)

School:

Education

Entry tariff:

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements:

Please read this course's specific entry requirements.

General entry requirements:

UK students

Undergraduate Digital Open Day

Saturday 18 February 2023

Course and Module Details

Overview

Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives, get a great starting salary and have a rewarding career? Teaching offers you all of this.

Being able to inspire future generations and see young children grow and develop with your help, is unlike any other job. Employment prospects are equally rewarding, with 100% of Roehampton's BA Primary Education graduates in work or further study 15 months after leaving us.

Roehampton consistently outperforms other education degree providers in London, being ranked either top or second in the capital for education by the Complete University Guide in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

The course is designed to include at least 24 weeks’ school placement* experience. Roehampton's vast network of 400 partner schools across London and the south east means we are able to ensure your placements are all within a reasonable commute, and that they include a diverse range of school types.  

Completing this teacher training degree will give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

You will be taught by a supportive, highly driven team of academic staff, who will ensure you receive the very best preparation for going into teaching. Their approach, plus the experience of being out on placements, helps foster a terriffic camaraderie among BA Primary Education students, unlike that on any other degree course. Need convincing? Watch this short video testimony by some current students

You will focus on the subject of your choice, giving you the tools to teach in an area you are passionate about and enjoy. Roehampton is one of the only teacher training providers in the UK to offer every subject on the primary curriculum** as a specialism.  We offer: 

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

NB: **the availability of a subject specialism is dependent upon a minimum number of students opting for it. 
* Coronavirus restrictions may affect the availability and duration of placements. 

The Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded to graduates is, first and foremost, a qualification to teach in England. Many other countries will recognise it but, if your plan is to teach overseas, we recommend you contact the relevant authorities in your country of choice beforehand to check your eligibility. 

During your three years you will: 

  • Spend increasing amounts of time in different schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year), to lead teacher (final year). 
  • Study modules to develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching. 
  • Gain a solid grounding for working with children, and develop the skills you need to support their learning in practice. Our pedagogic and professional studies modules cover learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL). 
  • Cover all the National Curriculum subjects. In English, for example, you will look at language development, and the teaching of reading and writing; and in maths, you will explore how to develop children’s mathematical understanding. 
  • Choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, and be equipped to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range. 
  • Have the opportunity to spend some time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as going on field trips, and visiting museums and art galleries, to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences onto your pupils. 

Modules

Foundation and Key Stage 1

 
 
 

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

 
 
 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,000 £950

Career Options

This course is designed as a route into a teaching job. You will leave qualified to teach across the primary sector, whether you decide to work in an early years setting, independent or maintained school, academy or SEN (Special Educational Needs) school. Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate and find a job. Roehampton holds an annual jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet prospective employers from across London and the south east.

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.

Application process FAQs

 

If you are applying to us for a full-time degree or extended degree programme, you will need to apply online through UCAS, or direct, depending on the start date of your course and your fee status. Please see tabs above. And don't hesitate to contact us at the same time. Either fill in an online enquiry form, or contact us at the details below!

This is the official applications service for the UK, and they will send your application details to each of the universities you have listed on your application.

When you register with UCAS, you will also receive a username and password so that you can access your application at a later date.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages on our website.

Contact us directly if you have any questions.

The Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48.

Your school, college or centre will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them. You add this word to your application when you register to make an undergraduate application.

If you are applying independently, without a school or college, you do not need a buzzword.

If you are no longer at school or college you will need to apply to university as an independent applicant. When you register with UCAS they will give you a username and password so that you can complete your application whenever you like.

You will need to complete the online application, including your personal statement and will also need to supply a reference from someone who knows you well, and is able to write about why you are suitable for higher education.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages.

Further guidelines can be found on the UCAS website.

Contact us directly if you have any other questions about applications.

No. UCAS will issue you with a username and password which you can use to log in whenever and wherever you want to work on your application.

There is no time limit from when you start your application to when you send it, as long as you complete it within the deadlines set by UCAS and your school.

If you are a international student, you can apply direct using our online application form.

Details of support we provide for international students, and useful information about the application process, are available on our international web pages.

No, you can only send one UCAS application in each year’s application cycle, but this can include applications for up to five courses. Applying for more than one course will cost extra.

If you do not receive any offers from your initial UCAS application, you can make additional choices through UCAS Extra in the Spring term. You will be sent details of UCAS Extra if you are eligible.

If you apply to university before the 15 January deadline you should have received decisions from each of the universities you apply to by 31 March 2020. In this case, you will need to make your replies about which to accept by 5 May 2020.

If you applied after the January deadline, or one or more of your universities hasn’t made a decision on your application by the end of March, other reply dates will apply – please do contact us to find out more.

You can accept two courses – one firm choice and one insurance choice.

If you meet the requirements of your firm choice, then you will be expected to take that place, so you need to be sure that the course you have accepted firmly is the one you want to do.

If you miss the grades for your firm choice and meet the requirements for your insurance choice you will be expected to take up that place.

If you meet the terms of your firm choice and ask to be released from this, you will be entered into Clearing and cannot go to your insurance choice.

Once you have applied through UCAS you will be able to follow the progress of each of your applications by using UCAS Track.

You can also contact us directly to find out the status of your application with us.

If you apply through UCAS and we make you an offer, we will ordinarily make you one of the following types of offer:

Conditional Offers

This offer requires you to meet particular academic or other conditions before you can join the course of study you have applied for. This could be a combination of grade, scores or subjects and will be outlined in the offer communication that you receive.

Unconditional offers

An unconditional offer has no conditions attached. Unconditional offers are often made to students who already have their achieved qualification grades and who are returning to education after a gap year or a period of time in work.

If Roehampton is your firm choice, and you have not met your conditions, please check UCAS track, we may be able to show some flexibility, although this is not guaranteed.

If you have missed the conditions of your firm choice, but met the conditions of your Insurance choice. Congratualtions, you will be studying at your Insurance choice. If you miss the conditions for both your firm and Insurance choice, then UCAS will automatically enter you into Clearing.

Make sure that you are prepared for results day and any decisions you may need/want to make. Check UCAS for more advice about what happens on results day.

If you would like any advice on this, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options.

If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU), irrespective of your nationality, you must submit your UCAS application before the January deadline in order for it to be guaranteed equal consideration. The deadline for the 2022 cycle is Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 18:00.

We understand that there are many reasons why you may not be able to meet this deadline. With this in mind, Roehampton will still consider applications received after the January deadline, if there are places available on the course.

The University of Roehampton welcomes the introduction of T Levels and is delighted to confirm that we will be able to accept them across the majority of our programmes. Students will be able to apply using T Levels for both three year and four year undergraduate degrees. UCAS Tariff requirements for each programme, will be made available on programme webpages.

Yes, if you accepted an offer of study at us or another University through UCAS, you have 14 days in which you can change your response, and you can do so by contacting UCAS.

If you want to change your mind, please do get in touch to discuss your options with us. Call us on 0208 392 3314.

If you first apply through UCAS after 30 June 2023, UCAS will not send your application to universities but will instead send you details about Clearing.

Clearing a service that is available between July and September to help people find places on higher education courses.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our financial support pages.

Yes, we have a wide range of on-campus and off-campus student residences. You will be guaranteed University accommodation if you are applying for September 2021, January 2022 or September 2022 entry.

Find out more about our accommodation and accommodation guarantee here.

We can support you to transfer to Roehampton from another university,  into the relevant year of study. Find out more here.

UCAS offers a number of helpful articles on the process of applying to universities. You can also find advice and guidance from the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team here.

 

Need help before you apply?

Our Alumni

Megan Griffiths

Class of 2017 – BA Primary Education (QTS)

Megan Griffiths graduated with a first class honours degree in Primary Education from Roehampton in 2017, with the teaching of English as her curriculum specialism. Having made the decision to do a teaching degree while at sixth form, she visited lots of universities but chose Roehampton for its beautiful campus and the warm welcome she received here.

Throughout her studies Megan enjoyed the placement modules most, and in her final year she was offered a job by one of her placement schools working as a Year 2 class teacher in Kingston. Since then she has made two major strides in her career: a recent promotion to Early Years Foundation Stage Lead in her school was followed by the opportunity for part-time secondment to the Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE) as the organisation’s English Teaching and Learning Lead. In this role Megan visits schools across Surrey and shares best practice in English with other teachers. On top of this she is planning to embark on a master’s degree in teaching and learning in 2022, with the active support of her school. Megan told us “I’m excited for my future in teaching and my master’s degree, but I still have such fond memories of my time at university and will be forever grateful to Roehampton for shaping my future.”

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