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Primary Education (two-year accelerated degree) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Prepare yourself to become a teacher with London Met’s accelerated degree in Primary Education. This two-year long, full honours degree equips you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to build your professional career, including access to Qualified Teacher Status.

An accelerated degree course only takes two years to complete by having three semesters instead of two. The three semesters are October to January, February to early May and May to late July.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 92% of our Primary Education students said they had access to resources and facilities that supported their learning.

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More about this course

If you’re passionate about educating the next generation, London Met’s Primary Education BA will provide you with the skills and experience to join the education workforce in rapid time. This accelerated course will allow you to graduate in just two years, instead of the traditional three years.

You'll build a sound foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding from which to launch your career. This course will help you form the ability to think clearly, act decisively and exercise intelligence, which you'll achieve through research-based innovation, ethical judgement and a capacity to work in collaboration with others.

The internationally recognised staff at London Met will help you gain an abundance of experience. The curriculum is designed to aid you in becoming an effective teaching professional and build your understanding of educational systems.

The formal title of the course is Primary Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.


You will be assessed through a range of methods based on coursework. These include presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.

Fees and key information

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UCAS code X324
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of three A levels with grades BBC (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • GCSE English and either Mathematics or Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)*

*If you have not passed any of the required GCSEs at Grade C/4, you can study for them at private centres. Alternatively, you could undertake an equivalency test through one of the following agencies: A* Equivalency or They will assess your level prior to undertaking the test, to ascertain how much teaching input you will need in order to pass.
If you do not hold a GCSE at grade C/4 or above in either Mathematics or Science, you will need to gain this or pass an equivalency test in order to be considered for a PGCE. Students graduating from the degree who hold a GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English and either Mathematics or Science are guaranteed an interview for a PGCE or equivalent route to QTS at London Met.

The course is designed to equip you to progress to a postgraduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that you possess the necessary qualifications before commencing the degree.

Accelerated study

The degree may be accelerated, but it offers full access to all of the University’s sports, social, and scholarly networks as well as expert careers and other advice, including support for disabilities and recognised special educational needs. Opportunities to work and study abroad may be available within the programme. Whether work or social, opportunities for collaborations across our diverse student body will make your experience at London Met unforgettable.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Where this course can take you

Our two-year Primary Education BA is primarily focused on progression to the role of classroom teacher for children aged between three and 12, following subsequent completion of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This course also supports those wishing to enter alternative professional roles specialising in children and their well-being. Our graduates can go on to be social workers (after completing a master's degree in social work), work in charities and local community projects, plus work in roles that support for specific needs, mentoring, skills coaching and more.

Continuing your studies with us

The School of Social Professions has a wide range of exciting industry-linked programmes available on a full-time and part-time basis in education, health, social and community work. The following courses would be ideal for progression into postgraudate study:

If you've already studied your undergraduate degree with us, as a graduate of London Met, you'll be entitled to a 20% discount on any further study with us.

Additional fees

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips and professional body fees. 

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find useful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to the tuition fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged. 

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

Discover Uni is an official source of information about university and college courses across the UK. The widget below draws data from the corresponding course on the Discover Uni website, which is compiled from national surveys and data collected from universities and colleges. If a course is taught both full-time and part-time, information for each mode of study will be displayed here.

How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University, you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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