Taught course

Primary Education (5-11) With QTS

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally GCSE grade A or B in English and mathematics, although we consider applicants with grade C or equivalent* and a wider profile. Your wider profile may include experience of working in related settings, demonstrating how your existing skills will contribute to your achievement as a teacher, or providing evidence of working at a higher level in these subjects through further qualifications. We also require a grade C in science or equivalent*. You must already hold the GCSE requirements before applying for the course. You also need • a 2.1 degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of at least one year's work experience in a primary school setting, such as a teaching assistant or unqualified teacher • evidence of at least 15 days recent primary school teaching experience with five of these days as continuous teaching, gained in the two years preceding your application You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for a challenging but rewarding career as a primary school teacher on this postgraduate course. You gain an up-to-date knowledge of core Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects, such as English, science and mathematics. Alongside this, you develop your teaching skills and confidence, on placement with local and regional primary schools spending over 120 days in school.

Key points
• Prepare for a career as a teacher in primary schools.
• Study core subjects needed to teach, including English, mathematics and science.
• Benefit from placements with local and regional primary schools.
• Apply for a bursary to train as a teacher (UK and EU students only).

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555