If you’re striving to become a primary school teacher for Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils, then this course will help you on your way. The course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages three to seven and upon successful completion we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University of Huddersfield has been ranked first in the country for undergraduate initial teacher training in the prestigious Good Teacher Training Guide 2015. Our Primary Education (Early Years and Key Stage 1) BA(Hons) with QTS is the key component within this portfolio so you can be assured of a small, focused course delivering the very best in teacher training. During the first two years of your course you’ll study a range of compulsory modules covering the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, National Curriculum subjects, professional development and behaviour management. We know there’s no substitute for learning how to teach in the classroom environment, so we give you lots of opportunity to gain practical experience across our partnership schools. In fact, you’ll undertake a range of longer and shorter enrichment placements every year. As part of your placements you’ll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical, hands-on experience and benefit from one-to-one mentoring. It’s all designed to help you develop your skills and move on to become an outstanding teacher. While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years and Primary classrooms designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study.