The BA (Hons) Primary Education (3-11 years) with QTS

Each year of the course has a theme that permeates all learning:

Year 1: The Fundamentals of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (Level 4)

This year will provide excellent opportunities for you to understand the fundamentals of learning, teaching and assessment. Your ability to work with individuals, groups and whole classes of children will be developed as your confidence grows and your understanding of child development increases.

Year 2: Progression in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (Level 5)

During Year 2, you will consider in detail how children progress in their learning, and how as a teacher you can best support all aspects of their development. You will develop a greater understanding of pedagogy and assessment. There will be many opportunities to work with your peers and teachers to develop exciting ways of engaging children in learning across the curriculum through themed projects as well as individual subjects.

Year 3: The Teacher as Innovator and Leader of Learning (Level 6)

By Year 3, you will have learnt a great deal about life in primary schools having worked alongside teachers with children aged 3-11. You will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Foundation Phase (3-7) or Key Stage Two (7-11 ). This will include planning and teaching for well-being and learning across the whole curriculum and exploring how research supports teachers to make decisions. You will be more innovative in your teaching approaches, and explore in depth a key area of primary education which is of particular interest to you.

School Experience

In each year of the course, you will have the opportunity to gradually build your confidence and develop your teaching skills in the classroom and other settings, and learn about children’s development and needs, their learning and the curriculum – all with the support of experienced teachers and mentors in our Lead and Network schools and at the University.

Entry Requirements

You do not need to live in Wales or speak Welsh to apply. If you are a Welsh learner, we will provide you with Welsh language tuition which is tailored to your needs whether you are a complete beginner or advanced. A desire to become an excellent teacher supportive of the educational initiatives taking place in Wales is a must.

  • 120 UCAS points
  • Typical offers: BBC – BBB at A Level
  • BTEC: DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • IB Diploma: 28 points

Applicants will need to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

All candidates must have grade B/grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.