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Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based)
This course will set you up for your career in teaching. We’ve been training teachers as long as teachers have been trained. And our graduates are known for their passion, skill and creativity.
When you train to teach at Oxford Brookes, 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 can tackle any classroom. And because you’ll train across a range of schools, learn from several mentors, and test out a multitude of techniques, you’ll graduate able to thrive in any classroom.
Your training will challenge you in ways you might not expect. But we will always be there to support you. We’ll get to know you well - and if you need help, you just need to ask for it. You’ll emerge with confidence and resilience that you’ll draw on every day as a teacher.
You’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status and specialist skills that can make a meaningful difference in children’s lives.
How to apply
Apply for this course through UCAS.
You will receive a communication from us inviting you to an interview day if your application is successful. Due to current Covid restrictions we are running virtual online interviews at the moment.
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. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In your first year you’ll explore different ideas in teaching and learning. You’ll examine how you learn and how children learn in primary school.
In your second year you’ll develop your knowledge of the curriculum. You’ll explore inclusive classrooms and you’ll learn about performing arts in schools.
In your third year you’ll be able to specialise, mastering key skills in:
- Health & wellbeing
You’ll also spend time on placement every year. You’ll get experience in urban and rural schools across Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3. 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 - where you’ll explore experiential learning.
Your placements will equip you to support every child you go on to teach - whatever their needs. You’ll build confidence teaching in all types of schools. This will make you a resourceful and resilient teacher.
We organise your placements for you, and they’ll be located within reach of your term time address.
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.
To support you, while working during your NQT year we offer a programme of CPD short courses which will provide informal links and support during the year. Workshop themes and areas will be adapted to the specific experiences and needs of the NQT groups that we work with.
We also offer a range of CPD short courses to give you practical ideas to help you in the classroom, as well as a range of master's level courses, such as the MA Education.
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