Primary Education Top Up (BA Hons) (QTS)

Course length: 1 year full-time

Overview

The Foundation Degree Primary Progression route enables students (based upon the numbers allocated by the National College), who are suitably qualified, to enter the final year of the BA Primary Education with recommendation for QTS course.  There are two different routes offered; the Early Years (age 3-7) route and the Primary (age 5-11) route.

Students will normally be expected to have gained at least merit in a relevant Foundation Degree, or equivalent, and to evidence that they have recently spent the equivalent of 80 days in primary schools in the key stages relevant to the course and to demonstrate an understanding of and progress towards the Teachers’ Standards (2012). Students will be expected to have GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science and to pass the numeracy and literacy skills tests before commencing the course.


What does this course cover?

The course draws on your experience and links this with a research-informed approach, which allows you to develop a critical understanding of primary education. You can expect to be introduced to a wide variety of disciplines, including aspects of philosophy, sociology, psychology, education studies and classroom pedagogy.

Through the range of modules, you will develop many skills and your understanding of how children learn, which will be transferable to a primary education setting. Modules will cover study skills, the development of learners, and approaches to teaching and learning in both theoretical and applied contexts.

Assessment

A range of work-based and desk-based assessment strategies will be used, including portfolios, presentations, written reports and essays.

Special Features

Academic Professional Tutors provide one-to-one tutorials to focus your target-setting and progress. There will be additional opportunities for educational visits to galleries and places of worship, fieldwork and international placements.

Progression Routes

Newman Initial Teacher Education graduates have a high employment rate; and are well respected in the region and beyond. Most students take up a position in teaching, although some pursue other careers using the range of transferable skills gained during study.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have gained at least merit in a relevant Foundation Degree, or equivalent, and to evidence that they have spent the equivalent of 80 days in primary schools and to demonstrate an understanding of and progress towards the Teachers’ Standards (2012). Students will be expected to have GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science and to pass the numeracy and literacy skills tests by 31st May.

A minimum Merit grade is required for FD, BTEC Lv 5 or HND and you MUST be registered for the NCTL Skills Tests by the time for interview and pass these tests by 31st May.

Candidates must be able to evidence their  classroom experience against the Teachers Standards, including a minimum of 80 whole days classroom experience. (This is to APEL against the SE days students have to do to meet the QTS standards.)

Fees

2017/18: £9,250* UK students
*From 2018/19 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation.

You will be entitled to a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees per annum. Please click here for further details.

Course code

UCAS Course code 1X20

Applications are made via UCAS 

For all enquiries relating to admissions or entry requirements, email us at admissions@newman.ac.uk

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