Primary Teacher Training

You could inspire the next generation of children! At the Institute of Education we offer a variety of routes to becoming a Primary school teacher at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Training as a Primary school teacher, upon successful completion, will allow you to teach in the following age phases: Foundation Stage- nursery and reception (ages three to five), Key Stage 1- years one and two (ages five to seven) and Key Stage 2- years three to six (ages seven to eleven). 

Got a query about primary teacher training? Visit the Primary Teaching Frequently Asked Questions page, which contains answers to the most common queries that we receive.

These Primary teacher training programmes both lead to recommendation to NCTL for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The focus is on teaching the National Curriculum for primary schools and specialising in teaching Key Stages 1 and 2 with some opportunities for enhancements.Our routes to Primary Teaching

 Bursary funding for non-salaried Postgraduate Teacher Training courses 2017/18 (1)

Subject Scholarships* Trainee with 1st/PHD 2:1/Master's    2:2
Primary Mathematics (2)           -              £6,000      £6,000 £6,000
Primary           -              £3,000         £0     £0


  1. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
  2. Trainee teachers on primary mathematics courses, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.

*Information taken from the DfE Get into Teaching Website. Visit this site to find out more about elidgability for this funding.

General Teacher Training Information

Preparing for teacher training

Preparing for Application and Interview IoE ITT (PDF 270K, Downloads file)

There are many ways that you can prepare for teacher training. We have put together a list of things that you can do and courses that you can take to support your application.

Professional Skills Tests

If you are applying for a teacher training course which starts after 1 July 2013 you will need to take the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

Please Note: It is not required that you have passed these upon application.

Student successes

Visit the student successes pages to read about the experiences of some of our current students and how they have found their courses, the resources and support, and life as a student at the University of Wolverhampton.

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