Whilst employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week - in either a paid or voluntary capacity - you will attend St Mary's University for one day a week to achieve a Bachelor's degree with QTS.
Why study Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route)?
Primary Teaching is a rewarding and challenging choice of career. We offer two degree pathways for students who have successfully completed a Foundation degree in Education that would like to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Why St Mary's?
All pathways within this programme prepare you to teach children aged 5-11:
The programme includes students from a broad cross-section of society who work in faith and secular contexts, special needs, Primary and Early Years.
We have developed strong partnerships with a variety of faith and secular schools. Your block placements (one in your home school, a second one in one of these schools) will be arranged by our Partnership office.
As well as these two pathways, we offer a one-year, non-QTS undergraduate degree in Primary Education for anyone who has completed an education foundation degree.
- 100% of Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route) students are in professional employment, further study or both six months after graduation (HESA, DLHE 2015/16)
- One year after graduating our education students are, on average, the second highest paid across the sector earning £3,300 more per year (on average) than the median salary. Five years after graduating this figure goes up to £6,100. (Department for Education LEO data, 2017)
- Our Primary Initial Teacher Education courses are judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ - the highest grade attainable in an Ofsted inspection.
- Each module is delivered by specialists with a background in the primary classroom
Please note: Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route) is subject to revalidation.