UCAS code X122
The course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which will allow you to teach in England and Wales.
About the course
This exciting and innovative course allows you to teach in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (5-11 years).
Brighton is one of the UK's largest teacher training universities with an outstanding national reputation. You will have access to excellent resources and a successful teaching team with a wide range of interests.
A distinctive feature of the course is the optional advanced studies year that enables you to develop enhanced subject specialism and leadership skills. You will also have the chance to develop an expertise in special educational needs.
As part of our drive to build on and improve our initial teacher training all programmes are subject to ongoing review. Some course details may change to ensure our courses are up to date with changes in schools and new government education policy and initiatives.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
34 points; specified subjects.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 15 credits at distinction and the rest at merit.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least five subjects including English language and mathematics and a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.5 overall, at least 6.0 in all four skills
The Department for Education has introduced Professional Skills Tests in English and Maths for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. Candidates are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application.
The University of Brighton recognises that these tests may present a real challenge to some candidates and we recommend that you prepare carefully before attempting them, as you are limited to only three attempts per test. For this reason we will not insist that undergraduate applicants have passed the tests before they come to an interview and although having already passed the tests may give you a clear advantage, we will be prepared to consider your capacity to pass and potentially make you an offer of a place subject to their successful completion. When we make such an offer you will be given a clear deadline, usually within 2 to 3 months of your interview, so we advise that you plan ahead and book your tests well in advance so that you can organise your preparation.
Details about the tests, including how to register and prepare for the tests, can be found here: www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional
The equivalent of at least two weeks recent work experience with children, preferably in a primary or secondary setting is required. Applicants must meet all the Department for Education entry requirements for initial teacher education courses. (See School of Education website for details). Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession (including men in primary teaching) are particularly welcome.
This course engages with the latest primary curriculum and initiatives. It will prepare you to undertake subject leadership and school management roles in the future.
Placements form an important element of each year of study. Ofsted identify our approach to training in schools as a key strength of this course, with an excellent balance between university tuition and school-based training.
If you opt for the additional advanced studies year, it will prepare you to undertake subject leadership and school management roles early in your career. During this year you may be able to undertake a placement in a complementary educational setting, possibly overseas.
Areas of study
Education studies takes place both in the university and within your placement experiences. This will allow you to develop practical competences and analytical skills, supported by relevant theory.
Curriculum studies enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of the full primary curriculum.
Subject specialism studies allow you to strengthen your subject knowledge in a chosen area and start to develop leadership and management skills. The advanced study year will allow you to develop further your subject specialism.
Professional development studies are very closely linked to all strands of the course and enable you to reflect upon your learning, so you can develop and implement improvement plans.
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
|BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS (5-11 years)||[K2DA054]|
|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Our Falmer campus is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Brighton. Approximately 7,000 students are based here.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Most graduates of this course begin their careers as primary school teachers, where you will work to make a difference in those important primary years of a child's education. From your first post as a newly qualified teacher, your career could develop in many different ways. Some of our graduates go on to be special educational needs teachers or head teachers.