Get a degree while you train
The University of Buckingham has designed a three-year BA degree course for those working as teaching assistants in schools who wish to become primary or prep school teachers. To be a qualified teacher in England you have to have a degree and the most relevant degree to take is one in Education.
Our degree has many significant advantages:
1. It is designed to enable you to work in a paid job while taking the course.
2. The course is online and this enables you do the work and complete tasks at times you can manage. The course materials are written by academics and leading primary school head teachers in England.
3. The course is excellent value. Every student will need to find out whether their employer is happy to pay, or whether they will take a student loan.
4. You will have your own University of Buckingham tutor who will support you throughout the course.
5. The degree course is integrated with your work because much of the study is based on you reflecting on your school and what happens there.
This is a three-year BA degree course. To become a teacher you will then need to complete a Qualified Teacher Status (ITT) course which may be paid, through your employer, by the apprenticeship levy. A typical teacher training course is only 10 months long, so adding a three-year degree to that will ensure you have a much higher level of knowledge.
- You must be in employment in a primary school in England and your school will need to write a letter supporting your application. Part-time teaching assistants are welcome.
- You cannot have a university degree already.
- You should have passed two A-levels or equivalents.
- You must pass an interview.
- You must be determined and organised.
- To teach in a primary school you need to have passed GCSE English, Maths and Science. Overseas applicants will need to prove they have equivalent qualifications using UK ENIC.
You can also listen to a recording of the University of Buckingham's webinar about this programme.