Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education, the BA (Hons) Primary Education course gives you the opportunity to work with the whole primary age range of 3–11, with the opportunity to specialise in either the 3-7 or 7-11 age range. The degree is underpinned by a philosophy that has at its heart the right of every child to have the opportunity to the best education possible. As a teacher you will be in the position of influencing the learning and development of the next generation. These children will need to be able to meet the changing environment of this century and become creative, innovative and flexible life-long learners. We believe that to enable children to thrive, you, as a teacher in charge of the learning environment, must be creative, motivated, flexible, sensitive to and eager to learn from and with the children in your care. On this fast-paced degree course, school-based placements form a significant part of your learning. From day one, we will equip you with the skills to inspire and educate young children, combining theory with professional practice that will enhance your critical and reflective abilities. Your time at Northumbria will enable you to develop your own thinking, learning and creativity, and in just three years you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership of the Department for Education.