Newland St John Primary

Undergraduate

BA Learning and Teaching (Primary QTS) (top-up)

Top up your foundation degree to full Honours level – and get recommended for Qualified Teacher Status.

Key information

Study mode

Part-time

Course length

18 months

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Start date

Course overview

If you want to be a primary school teacher and you've already got a relevant foundation degree (or similar level 5 qualification) this part-time 18-month course allows you to 'top up' to a full Honours degree.

Usually taught in the evenings - so you can fit studying around your work and life commitments - this course is taught through a variety of lectures, workshops and tutorials.

You'll tackle a combination of academic and practical elements, including two assessed school placements. You'll be required to spend at least 120 days in schools.

Six reasons to study Learning and Teaching at Hull

  1. You'll be recommended for QTS on graduation
  2. 98% graduate employability rating†
  3. At least 120 days in schools
  4. Prepares you to teach across the curriculum
  5. Engaging school-based activities 
  6. Explore theoretical and practical teaching issues

What you'll study

First year modules

  • Core

    School Experience

    Complete two assessed school placements, working towards the standards required for a qualified teacher. You will have the opportunity to plan, prepare and deliver extensive teaching programmes in two schools. You will also assess, record, report and analyse pupils' progress, as well as critically reflecting on your own performance and professional development.

  • Compulsory

    Integrated Core Subjects I

    You'll be introduced to approaches to teaching English, mathematics and science in primary schools - and gain the knowledge and skills to successfully teach those subjects. 

    Integrated Core Subjects II

    You'll continue to explore approaches to teaching English, mathematics and science in primary schools - and gain the knowledge and skills to successfully teach those subjects. 

    Foundation Subjects in the Primary School

    Discover organisation and teaching approaches to a range of foundation subjects. You'll explore theoretical and practical perspectives on the primary curriculum beyond the core subjects.

Second year modules

  • Core

    School Experience

    Complete two assessed school placements, working towards the standards required for a qualified teacher. You will have the opportunity to plan, prepare and deliver extensive teaching programmes in two schools. You will also assess, record, report and analyse pupils' progress, as well as critically reflecting on your own performance and professional development.

  • Compulsory

    Teaching, Learning and Assessment

    Explore theoretical and practical perspectives on aspects of the teacher's role, considering current thinking on teaching, learning and assessment in primary schools.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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"Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes."

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Learning Support or a similar foundation degree (similar refers to level and content)
  • Successfully passing the national Professional Skills Tests for trainee teachers prior to starting the course (see www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching)
  • GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above, or equivalent (e.g. O Level or CSE Grade 1) in English language, mathematics and a science subject. (NB some GCSE equivalent qualifications are not considered equivalent for teacher training purposes. Please check with the university by using the contact details in the ‘How to apply’ section)
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • A satisfactory Health Check
  • Successful performance in further university selection procedures for trainee teachers

If you have any queries, please contact face-admissions@hull.ac.uk

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Our teaching staff

  • Paula Claughton
    Lecturer in Education, Primary PGCE and the BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching (with primary QTS)
    Dr Charlotte Garbutt
    Lecturer in Education/ Senior Partnership Area Tutor ( Primary)
    Dan Wray
    Lecturer in Primary Education
  • Dr John Bennett
    Lecturer in Education/ Programme Director, BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching (Primary QTS)
    Sophie May
    Lecturer/ Lead for the Foundation Year in Primary Teaching / Academic Support Tutor

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Take a tour of the facilities

One of our education lecture rooms where you'll prepare to teach subjects across the primary school curriculum.

Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year (subject to approval)*

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Primary school teacher
  • Community education officer
  • Teaching assistant
  • Education consultant

On successfully completing this course, you'll be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Obtaining QTS allows you to take up a teaching post.

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†Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018