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BA (Hons) Primary Teaching with subject specialism

BA (Hons) Primary Teaching

This three-year degree route prepares you for becoming a primary school teacher. The routes provide quality training to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2). The Advanced Study of Early Years route is most suitable if you wish to teach in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (3-7 age range).

*On successful completion of the course your details will be passed to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) who will award you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

My experience at Chichester left me feeling very much ready for school-thank you for the amazing preparation for school you delivered and the individual care and attention that we all received as part of our university experience.

Jessica Iles, Primary Education graduate.

Our courses offer three integrated elements of teacher education:

  • The development of your own specialist subject knowledge
  • The development of professional knowledge
  • Substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (130 days)

Practical School Experience

You will spend time in our Partnership schools gaining practical experience in the classroom and developing your teaching confidence and competence, for example:

  • Year One - 4 weeks of 3 days in the autumn term and a 4 week block placement in the summer term. Students will also have an opportunity to visit a school of good practice in the teaching of phonics.
  • Year Two - a two-week specialist experience of teaching in another educational setting, for example a special school, a hearing-impaired unit, nursery or bilingual learners’ support service. This is followed later in the year by six weeks in another school.
  • Year Three - ten weeks in a different school in the Spring term.

During the three-year course you may well have experience of working in four or five different schools.

For more information, please see our course pages