BA (Hons)

Primary Education (5-11) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Entry requirements

112

points required

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required.

(Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent. One of these A Levels needs to be a National Curriculum subject. For information about National Curriculum Subjects click here. General Studies is not accepted. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language, Maths, Science and two other subjects at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in a relevant subject.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. To include a National Curriculum subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2. To include a National Curriculum subject.
Selection Criteria

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are suitable will you be invited to an interview.

Interview Required

Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process - interviews will be held between November and March. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. The interview process has two main purposes:

  • To establish whether you have the attributes that will enable you to cope with both the professional demands of the course and the related academic work;
  • To give you the opportunity to explain what attracts you to teaching as a career and why you think you are a suitable candidate.
The interview will be conducted in small groups. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the course.

International baccalaureate

26 Points

IELTS

IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

DBS Check

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check requirements please refer to the Guidance on DBS and Additional Checks.

Self Declaration Check

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. Please refer to the following website for guidance on filtering. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants; those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

Health Clear Check

For certain Professional Body courses, Occupational Health checks are also part of the entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to complete an on-line Health Questionnaire and sent guidance and links on how to complete this following your offer of a place.