Education and teacher training

Subject intro

Early childhood

There are many different approaches you can try in the field of early childhood education. You'll learn the latest theory, philosophy and best practice and have a unique opportunity to specialise in the development of young children between 0 – 7 years old. We’ll teach you how to give every child you work with the best possible start. You’ll also benefit from our strong links with employers and practitioners where you’ll see theory come to life in early educational settings.


We are committed to transforming lives through education. The School of Education has strong links to hundreds of organisations, including nursery, primary and secondary schools, giving you plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience and tackle professional challenges head on. As a result, our graduates go on to successful careers and have a huge impact on the lives of thousands of learners. Our innovative courses reflect the social, political and technological changes taking place in the field of education.


The BEd (Hons) degree in Primary Teaching (with QTS) is a three-year full-time course 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.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

Course title UCAS 2021 tariff UCAS 2022 tariff UCAS code
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education 96 X310
BA (Hons) Education 96 X305
BA (Hons) Psychology in Education X311
Bachelor of Education Honours Degree Primary with QTS 112 X122

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