Welcome to the BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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.

Where will the test take place?

All interviews will take place online via TEAMS. You will be contacted by a UEL member of staff to arrange a suitable time.

What do I need to bring?

Copies of the following will need to be emailed to the interviewer on the day of your interview

  • A scan of your academic qualifications to the interview including GCSE Level certificates for mathematics, English language and science. Functional Skills will not be accepted
  • A scan of your original passport.

What should I expect on the day?

 The entire interview process lasts about three hours and will consist of the following:  

  • 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.

What happens during the 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 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.

When will I be notified of the outcome?

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

Special access or requirements

If you have any communication requirements for your interview , please let us know prior to your interview date.