Taught course

Primary Education

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

A relevant honours degree, preferably minimum 2.1, which can be related to the Primary National Curriculum. GCSE/O-level or equivalent in English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above. These should have been gained prior to application. Applicants are expected to have spent some time in a primary school prior to application. A minimum period of around two weeks is sufficient but more and varied experience is encouraged. You will also need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau or CRB check).

Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of a first teaching post in the primary age range (five to 11 years).

You will focus on primary education across both key stages. However, there may be an opportunity to place an increased emphasis on either Key Stage One (five to seven years) or Key Stage Two (seven to 11 years) during your school based training. On completion of the course successful trainees will be recommended for QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Information for international students

For international students' fees and financial information, please see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees

Fees and funding

UK students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees
International students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees

A training bursary is normally available for students with UK or EU residency status. Please visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching for further details. Students may also be entitled to apply for grants and loans. For the latest information on fees please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/edu.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


full time
10 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0) 115 848 4200
+44 (0) 115 848 8869