BA (Hons) Primary Studies with QTS

The University of South Wales has an enviable reputation for the quality of its newly qualified teachers. Designed to prepare you for the challenges of teaching, our BA (Hons) Primary Studies provides you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you graduate as a confident and competent teacher.

School-based and university-based elements combine to develop a range of teaching skills, together with underpinning subject knowledge, understanding and skills. As part of this primary teacher training degree, you can undertake some of your school experience in the USA or Europe to help expand your educational understanding. The University has links with the British School of Chicago, British School of Boston, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres in Epinal, France and the Prague British School. Follow Primary Teaching on Twitter and Pinterest.

We get you into teaching jobs

95% of our primary teaching students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Destination Survey, 2014).

Work placements

Work placements are at the heart of our Initial Teacher Education courses. We ensure that our students go on three school experiences as part of the primary teaching course.

What you will study

BA (Hons) Primary Studies is organised into two distinct areas – School based study and University based study.

School Based Study
You have school experiences in each year of the course, and will spend 24 weeks in total on school placements in a range of educational settings.

School based experiences are in carefully selected primary schools which operate in partnership with the University.

Your ability to plan, manage and teach a class and monitor learners’ progress while operating effectively as part of the school team, will develop incrementally over the three years of the course....

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Work and Study Placements

As a student teacher you will have the opportunity to enrich your experience, with time spent in alternative education settings as well as the traditional primary school classroom. This will contribute to your 120-day-block school practical experience through the three years of study. You can learn more on our Pinterest board.

Settings include local integrated children’s centres and Gwent Wildlife Trust as well as overseas opportunities at the British School of Chicago, British School of...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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