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Welcome to the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS*

*Subject to validation

Our programme has been designed for those who are passionate about the idea of becoming primary teachers in 3 years. Rather than undertaking a 3 year degree and then a year’s further teaching qualification, this course allows you to gain your degree and train as a teacher in only 3 years.

You will be studying in a diverse community of students. You will have the opportunity to develop your experience of working with children in a range of settings, including the inner-city environment. Many themes such as children’s rights, diverse communities, and meeting the needs of children with additional needs underpin our practice-based modules.

About a third of your time will be spent in schools, observing teaching and learning, considering how the theory of education and practice work with each other and, of course, working with children in classroom settings as trainee teachers.

The teaching year begins in September and ends in July. You’ll attend five days a week and spend the equivalent of 24 weeks in schools over your three years. Almost all our placement schools are in East and North London. In schools your working day will start at 8am, and you may have to commute to your placement. This programme is not compatible with other daytime commitments as it is a full-time course commitment.

You will find this programme challenging and intensive but we are here to support you on your journey to becoming a teacher.

All interviews take place at the Cass School of Education and Communities at UEL's Stratford campus.

University of East London
Water Lane
London
E15 4LZ

Unfortunately there is no parking available on site.

On arrival, please report to the main reception.

  • The originals and a photocopy of your academic qualifications to the interview including GCSE Level certificates for mathematics, English language and science. Functional Skills will not be accepted.
  • Your original passport.
 The entire interview process lasts about three hours and will consist of the following:  
  • A group task
  • An English test
  • A Mathematics test
  • An individual interview.
     

Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme. Your responses to these tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the Primary QTS programme. During the individual interview you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.

Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme. 

Your responses to tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the programme. During the individual interview, you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.

We will notify you of the outcome of your interview through UCAS.

 

If you have any special access or communication requirements for your visit, please let us know prior to your visit.