The BA (Hons) Primary Teaching programme is a route into teaching. All student teachers are provided with the opportunity to learn how to teach the full range of primary subjects and develop children’s holistic needs. On successful completion of this three-year degree route, you will be qualified to become a primary school teacher. The Early Years route provides specific training in the Early Years and lower primary age range. The primary routes provide quality training to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2). Your details will be passed to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) who will award you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on completion of all programme elements. Our courses offer four integrated elements of teacher education - school experience, professional studies, subject specialism study and core/wider curriculum study. **Subject Study** All BA (Hons) Primary Teaching students can choose specialist subject modules: - Citizenship - Early Years - English - Maths - Modern Foreign Languages - Physical Education - Science - Special Educational Needs - Technology (ICT / computing) **School Experience** School Experience is structured to allow students to progress from planning, teaching and managing the learning of a group of children for the core curriculum (Year One) to meeting the needs of a class of pupils in all curriculum areas (Year Three). You’ll get the opportunity to practise in a school early in the course. You will receive substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (130 days) in the following pattern: Year One – Four weeks for three days per week in Term One and a block of four weeks in Term Three Year Two – Seven weeks plus two weeks special interest placement Year Three – Ten weeks in Term Two These placements will usually provide distinctive opportunities in which to develop your professional and teaching skills. In particular, efforts will be made to place you in schools with different organisational characteristics and in contrasting socio-economic catchment areas. The Special Interest placement will also provide you with experience of an alternative educational setting. It enables you to follow an educational area of interest and extend your learning about a particular area of education, for example: working with bilingual learners, teaching in an outdoor education setting or working in a special school.