Primary & Early Years Education with QTS

School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools (SCITTELS)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Birmingham City University

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Course summary

What's covered in the course?

  • Our course offers you the chance to gain the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a degree from Birmingham City University (pending validation), helping you walk into your dream job as a primary school teacher immediately after graduating.
  • This course allows you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11, qualifying you to deliver primary education in schools and early years settings and gives you the opportunity to work in a Special Educational Needs school.
  • Your placements in local schools in the East London area will give you a practical experience right from the start of this training course. We believe working in schools with experienced teachers and children is key to developing you into a committed, creative and confident teacher with existing relationships to benefit from, when seeking employment after graduation.
  • Our course is underpinned by a commitment to your well-being and achievement in a supportive and nurturing environment. Your learning will be led by highly experienced tutors who facilitate a wide range of practical experience and taught sessions to engage you in reflective and critical evaluation of research, policy and practice. You will be well supported during the course in your journey to becoming an outstanding teacher.
  • SCITTELS has a long-standing reputation as an Outstanding Teacher Training Provider, now we are offering the opportunity to learn how to teach, in a school based environment, taught be teachers to understand the practicalities alongside the pedagogy.
Qualified teacher status (QTS) To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level: Primary

Course details

Modules

Year 1 In order to complete this course, you must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totaling 120 credits). An Introduction to Core (40 Credits) This module provides opportunities for trainee teachers to explore the nature of the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and prime and specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in the context of learning and teaching in the primary school and early years settings. The Developing Child (20 Credits) This module aligns to the overall philosophy and aims of the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS programme and the professional standards that underpin learning and teaching in primary and/or early years settings by responding to the developments in theory and practice relating to child development. It focuses on child development, planning and assessing so that all children can meet their potential. It will develop the link between theory and practice as part of the module will be delivered through first hand observation of school practices and the students own experiences during their school based training. The Emerging Teacher (20 Credits) The role of this module is to encourage you to consider in-depth your first experiences in your placement school. It will enable you to understand the complexity of the teacher’s role and the importance of adopting a professional stance at all times. You will understand the importance of an effective learning environment where all children feel safe and can develop to their full potential. It will provide you with practical strategies to support you in managing children’s behaviour. Understanding the Foundation Curriculum (20 credits) This module is an introduction to all other subjects of the curriculum taught in primary schools besides the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. You will be introduced to key areas of learning for each of the subjects and supported to understand some of the frameworks and resources used by schools to deliver these subjects. You will understand the relevance of each subject and how they support one another, where appropriate. Subject Learning and Teaching (20 credits) This module provides opportunities for trainee teachers to explore a chosen subject in greater depth. It will address the relevant curricular content and learning and teaching strategies appropriate to the subject in the context of learning and teaching in the primary school and early years settings. There will be a consideration of inclusive practice, assessment and an examination of the latest research developments. The module provides substantial support for your professional practice in such settings, assessed through the School-Based Training (SBT) modules. This module is closely aligned to the importance of your subject knowledge in the primary school and EYFS curriculum. By studying this module you will begin to shape your own rationale for teaching and learning in your chosen subject area to meet the needs of all learners. School Based Training 1 (0 credits) Working in partnership with schools over a sustained period of time in school, this module, SBT 1, provides opportunities for you as a trainee teacher to meet the professional standards and expectations of teaching through practical experience. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced teachers and other education professionals to develop your knowledge, understanding and skill in the classroom and the wider school environment. You will be able to implement theory and evidence-based understanding on an on-going and development basis into your teaching into the classroom. See website for years 2 and 3 in detail.

Assessment method

PS1: The Emerging Teacher in a School Setting Behaviour Poster (3’000 word equivalent) PS2: The Developing Child Essay (3’000 words) Foundation: An Introduction to the Foundation Curriculum Subjects Topic Map & Reflective Journal (3’000 words) Core: An Introduction to the Core Curriculum Subjects Portfolio: Evidence Bundles (6’000 words) Subject Specialism: An Introduction to Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy Group Presentation (15 minutes – 3’000 word equivalent)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code1QTS
Institution code C01
Campus nameSCITTELS - Colegrave Primary School
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Accepted with BTEC Diploma/ Sub Dip,OCR Sub Dip, Welsh Baccalaureate Ext Project accepted if differ from A-Level Subjects subjects excluded General Studies and COPE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Can be counted alongside one A-Level
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits including 45 at Level 3, of which 40 Level 3 credits are at merit / distinction. If you do not hold GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above, then credits must also include English, Maths and Science at Level 2. Applicants taking an access to higher education diploma will need GCSE's grade 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. Appropriate equivalent qualifications can be considered http://bcu.ac.uk/courses/primary-education-with-qts-ba-hons-2018-19 or achievement of 12 credits at L2 in these subjects within the Access course.
Scottish Higher CCD Minimum of 3 subjects to a total of 112 UCAS points.
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Minimum of 3 subjects to a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Only in combination with other qualifications Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Irish Leaving Certificate under Level 3 entry
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science subjects. Appropriate equivalents can be accepted with another 2 GCSEs (which must be actual GCSEs). Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC LEVEL 2 First Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Applied Science) - Intermediate GNVQ - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - Pearson Edexcel certificate level 1/ level 2 (grades A-C) - Maths, English and science tests taken through Equivalency Testing (equivalency testing.com.)
HNC (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile A transcript will be required. Considered at the tutor's discretion.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.scittels.co.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no subtest below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary & Early Years Education with QTS at School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools (SCITTELS) - UCAS