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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) with Qualified Teacher Status

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Full-time Teaching and Education

Qualify to teach while working in a variety of school and early years settings.


This course is now full for 2020

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? X110
When do I start? September 2020

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 92% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Train to become a well-rounded and creative primary school teacher.
  • Understand early years teaching, and how children learn.
  • Gain hands-on experience with extensive in-school training.
  • Develop your interests and expertise into a specialist teaching area.
  • Qualify as a teacher, and benefit from the course's very high graduate employment level.

Gain the skills, experience and training you need to enter primary teaching as a qualified professional. We help you to grow academically, while obtaining sound practical and theoretical knowledge of teaching. You graduate a qualified, experienced primary teacher, with specialist expertise and industry connections.

How you learn

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Watch course leader Jane Stacey talk about this course.

The course aims to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching. There are regular placement days from the first year onwards, culminating in practical assessments, and you undertake four national priority school-based placements. You conduct research in your specialist area, and will be taught to critically analyse key learning principles.

You learn through:

  • lectures and seminars from expert tutors
  • regular school-based placements and research
  • one-to-one support from a personal academic tutor
  • research into a specialist area such as maths, science, PE or languages
  • range of e-learning materials

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

Jane Stacey
Jane Stacey
Senior Lecturer

Jane is Course Leader for BA Hons Primary Education with QTS and BA Hons Early Years Education with QTS, Subject Leader for Primary/Early Years Modern Foreign Langua … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Throughout the course you will work extensively in local and regional primary schools, starting with regular placement days and a practical assessment in your first year. You will develop your skills and knowledge in order to meet the Teachers' Standards in that setting.

In second year, on top of an assessed placement, you undertake four national priority school-based training placements (SEND, EAL, Early Reading and Early Number). You also attend placement days in a specialist setting, in line with your chosen area of expertise.

Your third year involves carrying out an individual educational enquiry project, which enables you to carry out school-based research in your specialism. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

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Future careers

The majority of students completing the course go directly into employment as qualified teachers. A number of key transferrable skills are also developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative progression or career routes. Some of these include:

  • local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service
  • academic career as researcher via Masters level study and PhD
Student success story

As part of their course, students from our early years and primary education courses had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach children English in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSEs in Maths, English Language and Science at grade C or 4.

96 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Introduction To The Early Years Core Curriculum Credits: 40
Module: Introduction To The Wider Curriculum In Early Years Credits: 20
Module: Placement 1 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 1 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 1 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 2 Credits: 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Developing Enquiry Through A Specialism Credits: 20
Module: Developing The Core Curriculum Credits: 40
Module: Developing The Foundation Subjects Credits: 20
Module: Placement 2 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 2 Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Inclusion Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Educational Enquiry Credits: 40
Module: Enhancing The English And Digital Literacy Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Enhancing The Maths And Science Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Placement 3 Credits: -
Module: Professional Learning 3 Credits: 20
Module: Values And Issues In Education Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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