Our full-time degrees combine academic excellence with a professional focus so whichever subject(s) you choose to study you will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in your field, and crucially, an understanding of how the knowledge and skills you develop are applied in the real world.
Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Newman offers two Primary Teacher Training routes to achieving qualified teacher status:
Primary (ages 5-11) BA (Hons)
Primary (ages 3-7) BA (Hons)
In addition to these 3 year degrees, we offer a fourth year option, for student-teachers who aim to progress into leadership positions within schools.
Early Childhood Education and Care
Newman’s courses in Early Years at undergraduate level explore the key policies and practices relating to the care and development of children between the ages of 0-8.
- Early Childhood Education and Care BA (Hons)
The programme is specifically designed for students interested in working with young children. It offers a course that provides breadth and depth in key aspects relating to childhood, child development, education and care but also integrates a wider thematic approach which includes families, communities, multi-agency working, social policy, inclusion and diversity, research and health. This degree is registered with the DfE as having ‘full and relevant status’, which is particularly advantageous to graduates employed in early years settings.
- Early Childhood Education and Care full-time top-up BA (Hons)
This course will enable you to convert your foundation degree or HND to a full BA (Hons) degree so you can progress your career within the field of early childhood education and care.
- Early Years (FdA)
The Early Years Foundation Degree is a programme designed for those practitioners who work with or intend to work with, young children in public, private, voluntary and independent childcare and education settings. It provides access to a higher level qualification and career development for people working as childminders or in group settings such as reception class, nursery, kindergarten, preschool, community crèche environment or children’s centres.
Education and Multi-Professional Practice
Education has become an increasingly popular area of study for many students. The study of education involves considering and challenging the very ideas of ‘school’, ‘schooling’, ‘learning’ and ‘teaching’.
- Studies in Primary Education BA (Hons)
Studies in Primary Education is intended for students with career aspirations in the field of Primary School Education. Although this degree does not award qualified teacher status (QTS) it provides a dynamic programme of study which will offer you a unique platform if you want to pursue a PGCE or school-based training programme in primary teaching, such as School Direct.
- Teaching and Learning Support (FdA)
The Foundation Degree Teaching and Learning Support, is a highly regarded qualification within the field. It has been designed in consultation with employers and other education practitioners. It is a work-based qualification that may provide progression onto the final year of an Honours degree course, and, for those who wish to, can be the first step towards a teaching career.
- Professional Practice BA (Hons)
A top-up degree designed for those wishing to advance their professional practice in the workplace. The course will encourage professionals from a range of settings to define their personal philosophy and to refine their professional practice by engaging in critical and analytical reflection. Students will enhance their understanding of theory by engaging in individual and collaborative research activities.
This course enables students to develop competence in Computer Science alongside wisdom in its application sufficient for them to progress to postgraduate study or employability. Through applied modules, students are provided with a rigorous, coherent and engaging curriculum that draws on the teaching strengths and research expertise in the subject area. Relevant professional bodies (e.g. British Computing Society) inform the learning experiences provided to acquire and develop the practical skills essential within Computer Science.