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

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

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

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

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


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Employability

93% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? X110
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • Train to become a well-rounded and creative early years and 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 early years and primary teacher, with specialist expertise and professional connections.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course aims to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching. There are placement experiences from the first year onwards. 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

 

Your lecturer’s view

Watch course leader Jemma Monkhouse talk about the BA Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) course at Sheffield Hallam University.

Course leaders and tutors

Jemma Monkhouse
Jemma Monkhouse
Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education

My main duties are teaching on the undergraduate and post graduate English modules. I also teach on some professional practice modules and computing sessions

Applied learning

Work placements

You will undertake placements in all three years of the course. In your final year you will plan a research project to investigate an aspect of your chosen specialism.


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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

112 UCAS points, including 80 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 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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 Assessment
Module: Introduction To The Early Years Core Curriculum Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To The Wider Curriculum In Early Years Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Learning 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Learning And Learners 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

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 students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 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.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 257.5KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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Apply now for a 2022 start

This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

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