This course combines a degree with a qualification to teach (QTS). Education programmes at St Mary's ranked as number one in London according to the Guardian University League Tables 2020.
- St Mary’s graded ‘outstanding’ in all areas of teacher training (Ofsted 2019).
- 92% teaching satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2021.
- 98% of students from this course are employed or in further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)
Why study Primary Education with QTS?
Our degree programme trains you to teach children aged 5 to 11 years old. It teaches you how to educate and inspire future generations, and leads to fulfilling and rewarding careers.
Why St Mary's?
School experience is an integral part of the course. You spend a minimum of six weeks in school each year where you progress from teaching small groups to whole classes. Placements in schools are organised by us to ensure that you receive the appropriate level of support.
These placements could be close to the university or close to where you live, but you may be required to travel up to an hour each way.
We are a passionate and caring team of experienced tutors who strive for excellence in the theory and practice of teaching.
We seek to prepare teachers for both religious and secular schools with special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic schools.
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Education Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the Primary Education with QTS undergraduate degree.
This programme gives you the opportunity to study on a foundation year as a route toward Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The Foundation Year will help you to become a confident presenter, improve your written and numerical skills and give you a broad understanding of the sociological perspectives of Education.
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Programme Director - BA ITE Primary