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Become a primary school teacher

Contact us today to find out more about becoming a primary school teacher, or learn more about the different routes we offer below.


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Working as a primary school teacher can be an incredibly rewarding career that lasts a lifetime. You'll have the opportunity to help young people to make sense of the world around them, acting as a positive role model and guide to new areas of understanding.

Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we've got a wide selection of courses that will help you achieve your dream of becoming a primary school teacher. 


As a newly-qualified primary school teacher, you can expect to earn:
England and Wales: £28,000 to £34,502
London: £33,000 to £39,502
Wales: £28,866 to £39,873

Undergraduate routes

Get your degree and become a qualified teacher at the same time. 

BEd (Hons) Primary Education - Early Years (with QTS)

Become a primary school teacher with a specialism in early years.

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BEd (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS)

Train to become a confident primary school teacher. 

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Postgraduate routes

Already got a degree? These courses will lead to qualified teacher status, and they only take a year.

PGCE Primary

A one-year postgraduate route to train as a primary school teacher and earn Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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Schools Direct (Primary)

A one year full-time course with a heavy emphasis on placement-based learning. 

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PGCE Primary Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability

Qualify as a primary school teacher in one year with the option to specialise in supporting pupils who have extra learning needs.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with Initial Teacher Training

Become a leading professional in early years settings with this Postgraduate Diploma.

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Find out more about how to get into teaching in our guides!