Taught at our Riverside Campus in Chester, our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher. We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.
Why Study Primary (including School Direct) with QTS with us?
The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
We will provide you with the support you need to become a critically reflective evidence-based practitioner through a combination of academic challenge and school learning. An unusual aspect of the Chester experience is the enrichment module, which will support you in developing your expertise and employability in different educational settings, e.g. nurseries, SEND schools, post-16 provision. Strong pastoral care is a key aspect of ensuring your success on this demanding but fulfilling course.
What will I learn?
In essence, the course will start you on your professional journey as a teacher. We aim to provide high-quality education and training, and modules will provide you with: - critical understanding of pedagogy, assessment and curriculum - critical knowledge, understanding and skills in specialist age phases and subjects - critical knowledge and understanding of wider professional issues, e.g. behaviour management and inclusive practice - enrichment opportunities - at least 120 days of school-based learning.
How will I be taught?
Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials.
School-based learning will move you from observation through group work to whole class teaching. You will be expected to undertake 10 independent preparation and consolidation study hours (minimum) per week for the University course, in addition to full teaching days when on placement.
How will I be assessed?
Professional and academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities.
School-based learning is assessed holistically against the Teachers’ Standards.