Why Herts?
  • We'll help you begin your journey as a teacher to develop your professional voice and vision
  • Dive into the practical, hands-on university sessions and experience a wide variety of settings (including field trips) to support pupil engagement and learning
  • Learn how to design imaginative and stimulating opportunities to positively influence the lives of the children you teach

About the course

This course is available to Home and EU applicants only.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Bachelor of Education Honours Degree Primary with QTS 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Bachelor of Education Honours Degree Primary with QTS
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Bachelor of Education Honours Degree (Primary) with QTS 2019 Programme specification 1 Bachelor of Education Honours Degree (Primary) with QTS

Why choose this course?

The BEd (Hons) degree for Primary Teaching (with QTS) is a three-year full-time programme offering professional and academic training leading to recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status. It is structured to allow you to develop the skills and subject knowledge required by primary teachers to teach the full National Curriculum, and develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to primary practice.

School based training will be offered in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. You will be qualified to teach across the 3 – 11 age range.

Teaching in primary schools is a demanding, but satisfying and fulfilling career, and this BEd degree is designed to ensure you meet these demands with growing confidence. Our students are intelligent and resourceful, communicate well, and have a wide range of interests. The teaching quality and excellent provision in the School of Education have been consistently recognised by Ofsted inspections.

The course also offers the opportunity to partake in a residential visit to experience aspects of learning in the outdoors.

Take a look at our BEd Primary Education pocket guide.

*The information provided is current for the 2019/20 academic year. Please note this programme is currently going through a periodic review and is therefore subject to change for the 2020/21 academic year.

Professional Accreditations

Qualified Teacher Status

Course details

Careers

Opportunities for BEd graduates are excellent with many obtaining first teaching posts in local schools.

What job can I get?

By successfully completing this course, you'll gain Qualified Teacher Status and be ready to start your career as a Newly Qualified Teacher of three to 11-year-olds. Employment opportunities are excellent, with many of our graduates securing first teaching posts in local schools. You also have the opportunity of gaining a higher degree by continuing your studies on our MA Education programme.

Teaching methods

You will be supported in thinking critically about education, learning and teaching in a variety of contexts, including lectures, seminars and practical workshops. There is an expectation that you will engage with on-line materials and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for studying independently. In school, there will be enquiry based tasks to complete as well as opportunities to observe professional practice.

The BEd (Hons) programme has an ongoing 100% coursework assessment structure. Assignments are varied and encourage a wide range of knowledge and skills to be assessed. All teaching placements must be successfully completed for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)  to be recommended.

Work Placement

There are twenty four weeks of assessed school based training spread over the three years of the degree. In each year you are placed in a partnership school under the guidance of a class teacher who has received mentor training from the University. Curriculum courses are closely linked to work in school through a series of directed tasks undertaken with class teacher support. This enables your learning to be based in professional practice. The excellent partnerships with primary schools enable you to benefit from the range of expertise of local teachers.

Structure

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    School Placement 1 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introduction to Foundation Subjects and RE 15 Credits Compulsory
    Children's Development in English 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing Professional Practice Induction 2 15 Credits Compulsory
    Science: Learning and Teaching 15 Credits Compulsory
    An introduction to mathematics learning 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introduction to English 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing Professional Practice Induction 1 15 Credits Compulsory
    Personal and Professional Enhancement 1 0 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative to School Placement 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Developing Professional Practice Consolidation 1 15 Credits Compulsory
    School Placement 2 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing classroom practice in mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
    English: Children's Experiences of Texts 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing Professional Practice Consolidation 2 15 Credits Compulsory
    Creative Enquiry in Science and the Foundation Subjects 30 Credits Compulsory
    English: The Teaching of Writing 15 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative to School Placement 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    School Placement 3 30 Credits Compulsory
    English Across the Curriculum 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing Professional Practice Enrichment 2 15 Credits Compulsory
    Becoming an outstanding maths teacher 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing a creative curriculum 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing Professional Practice Enrichment 1 30 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative to School Placement 30 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Scholarships

    Find out more about scholarships for UK/EU and international students

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC
    112BBC - Accepted A-Levels: Art including textiles, fashion, photography, Business Education including Economics, Design Technology, English including language, literature, language and literature, media studies, drama, Foreign language - any, Geography including geology, Health & Social Care, History, IT including computer science, Law, Mathematics including statistics, Music including performing arts, PE, Philosophy including philosophy and ethics, Politics, Psychology, RE including critical thinking, philosophy and critical thinking, Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, additional science, applied science, zoology, environmental science, Sociology. A level General Studies if accompanied by one or more of the subjects above.DMM - Acceptable subjects: Applied Science Art & Design (inc 3D Design, Design Crafts, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Photography, Textiles), Business, Children’s Care, Learning & Development  Children’s Play, Learning & Development, Computing, Creative Media Production.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)