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Primary Education with Qualified Teaching Status BEd (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Education (with Honours) - BEd (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you want to qualify as a Primary teacher while you earn an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree, this is the perfect course for you.

You'll learn to enthuse, engage and inspire young people in their learning of all subjects while you develop your teaching practice. You'll gain professional experience in Primary schools and have the chance to do placements in different educational settings, such as in a special educational needs (SEN) school or the education department of a zoo.

When you graduate, you'll have a Bachelor of Education degree and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to the Teaching Regulation Authority.

On this course you'll:

  • Earn Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) while you achieve a Bachelor's degree
  • Tailor your studies in years 2 and 3 to focus on subjects that interest you, such as technology in education, play and teaching children with learning difficulties
  • Be taught by expert researchers and practitioners in education
  • Deepen your understanding of issues in related childhood and youth studies fields
  • Get mentoring from experienced teachers when on placement
  • Join sessions with guest speakers from outside the University, where you'll learn from their practical expertise and knowledge in their field
  • Take advantage of free student membership of the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT), giving you access to additional training resources, career guides and networking opportunities
  • Get access to our network of partner schools for your teaching placements, including specialist educational environments such as pupil referral units, hospital schools and museums

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate with all the skills you need to begin your career as a classroom teacher in a Primary school. As a Primary teacher, you can have a huge impact on our society, creating and developing interests in children that can set them on a successful course for their future.

Primary teaching isn't your only career option. You could also choose to work in other educational settings, such as an outdoor education centre or educational department in hospitals, museums or zoos.

You could also do further study at postgraduate level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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