Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: X120 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Our primary and further education provision has been rated outstanding by Ofsted highlighting that we provide exceptional teacher education and training.

Top Academic Support

100% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “Academic Support” in the 2024 National Student Survey.

(National Student Survey 2024, Results published 10 July 2024)

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Fit for the future

Thinking about Primary Education teaching? Our focus on children's rights and values-based learning will help you become a child-centred change-maker. Train in a local school where you'll experience diverse, inclusive and thriving communities.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Graduates of our Primary Education QTS degree find themselves in diverse and interesting roles in Primary Education jobs. You will be a fully qualified teacher but alternatively you could go into a range of educational roles.

Industry links

Your school placement provides a chance to impress educational professionals, helping you build a valuable network for potential job opportunities. Many students secure their first post-graduation job through these connections. We organise annual events that introduce you to development specialists and practitioners, including the accomplished alumni of our primary education degree.

Graduate employers

Our students are employed as teachers in primary schools in: Barking and Dagenham, Essex, Hackney, Hertfordshire and Redbridge.

Job roles

This degree equips you to become a teacher in a primary school. Alternatively, you could choose to specialise in a particular area of education.

We offer postgraduate courses for further specialisation and you can explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

We offer a wide range of masters degrees in special education, early childhood or leadership in education, should you choose to specialise further.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated career support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep


How you'll learn

By the end of the three years, you will understand how to teach the entire primary curriculum to a class of 30 pupils and be confident and competent in doing so. Your academic career will focus on children's rights, values and learning.

You will leave the course with outstanding subject knowledge across the curriculum. You will understand how to plan and deliver engaging and motivating lessons and how to support your pupils' progress. You will learn how to identify the strengths and needs of your pupils and make sure that everyone in your class is included and challenged. You will understand how to assess pupils' learning, how to spot the gaps in their learning and how to plan to fill those gaps. You will engage in critical academic study of current key issues and ideas in education in the UK.

Your course will lead to the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You also have to complete coursework that contributes to your understanding of teaching and learning and carry academic credit, leading to the award of a BA (Hons).

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for assignments. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, Microsoft Teams and Moodle.

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7.

Academic support

Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by module leaders and former and current UEL students. An Academic Adviser will support you as you set your personal academic and professional goals each term and signpost UEL services that you can access. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential.

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need.

We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities.

Dedicated personal tutor

Our aim is to prepare our students for a broad range of careers so that they can make amazing contributions to their communities. When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. For each module, there will be 48 hours of student/teacher interaction and 152 hours of independent learning.

Class sizes

Average class size: 40

How you'll be assessed

We assess all modules through different forms of coursework. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays.

In addition to writing traditional essays, you'll be required to write reports, policy reviews and give presentations. This is to ensure you gain skills that are relevant to and can be transferred to the workplace. In your final year, you'll write a research dissertation.

All grades count towards your module mark. 

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Coursework will include presentations, research-based assignments, portfolios of work and practical exercises.


Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford


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What our students and staff say

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The quality of teaching, high level of engagement in lectures and seminars, and the interesting and thought-provoking topics and conversations I had throughout the course is greatly appreciated"

Courtney McGrath

Course graduate

Dr Shrehan Lynch
The trainee teachers we have the opportunity to work with make UEL special, they are passionate about being the change in education and creating learning experiences for young people in the 21st century."

Dr Shrehan Lynch

Senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education