Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based)
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The BA (Hons) in Primary Teacher Education is specifically designed to teach trainees how to become effective teachers.
You'll join a course whose graduates inspire thousands of children and lead in hundreds of schools across Oxfordshire and beyond. School leaders know our graduates are well-prepared to meet the high standards expected of them in our schools, with a broad range of on-campus and on-placement teaching and learning preparing them to make a difference in the lives of every child they teach, every day.
University lecturers, who are all highly experienced primary practitioners, will provide excellent support for your academic work, personal development and wellbeing. Teacher mentors will provide advice and guidance whilst you are you’re on placement. The trainees on the course work closely together and develop strong support networks. The wider university network also has a broad range of support for all enrolled students.
You’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status.
How to apply
Apply for this course through UCAS.
You will receive a communication from us inviting you to an on campus interview day if your application is successful.
A successful interview will lead to you receiving an offer for a place on this course.
We recommend that you gain some school experience before applying for the course, this is not a requirement for the course.
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) initial check||£54|
|Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) specialism. Optional kit is available to purchase.||£40-90|
Travel and associated costs when undertaking work placements.
|£30-700 per year|
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|3-day Outdoor Education Residential in South Wales (inc. food, accommodation, travel, equipment and tuition)||£180|
|Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) top-up check (to keep up to date)||£13|
5-day Education Residential to Cornwall (inc. accommodation, travel, equipment and tuition)
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The primary ITE curriculum is based upon the Core Content Framework
You’ll also spend time on placement every year. You’ll get experience in schools across Key Stages 1 and 2. You’ll undertake a placement where you focus on inclusion. You’ll also be placed in an education venue - like the History of Science Museum or Cotswold Farm Park .
After you graduate
You’ll graduate with skills, knowledge and confidence that you’ll draw on throughout your whole career. You’ll be confident in any classroom, and you’ll have techniques up your sleeve to support every child.
You’ll have built great relationships with your placement schools. And you’ll have specialist skills - like wellbeing, or inclusion - that will set you apart at interview.
You’ll be joining a pool of graduates who have a reputation locally for their creativity, skills and passion. Schools know Oxford Brookes students go the extra mile - because they love teaching. And this makes our graduates sought-after on the employment market.
This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency to grant Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK. You will be provisionally registered with the Teaching Regulation Agency at the beginning of your course. Students who successfully complete the course will be recommended for QTS.
Please be aware that following the UK's departure from the European Union, QTS awarded by UK higher education institutions is not currently recognised in the EU.
Early Career Teacher Induction Programme
Oxford Brookes University runs a fully funded and comprehensive Early Career Teacher induction programme in conjunction with Capita.
We also offer a range of master's level courses, such as the MA Education.
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Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.