Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston is No.2 in the UK for education (Guardian University League table 2022). – Kingston has been training teachers for over 100 years. – In addition to your placements in schools, you will have an additional “Beyond the Classroom” experience in an alternative learning environment such as museum education, arts education, theatre education, sports or recreational activities. About this course Few careers are as rewarding, or as important, as teaching. Choosing to study at Kingston will give your career the best possible start. On this course, you’ll spend at least 120 days in school, developing your teaching skills with support from expert colleagues and you’ll gain Qualified Teacher Status. Your professional practice will give you experience of teaching children from different backgrounds in a variety of settings. In addition to school placements, you will have an enhancement experience working with children in a different education context, at the end of year 1 and year 2. These are known as ‘Beyond the Classroom’ experiences. This course has been designed to reflect four key areas of a teacher’s professional responsibilities – professional practice, core subject curriculum and pedagogy, child development and inclusive practice, and foundation subject curriculum and pedagogy, including ways of supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Utilising different environments (inside and outside) is a feature of the course, as you will learn how sensory and physical experiences can generate opportunities for enhancing learning for pupils. You will also explore ways to use digital technology to engage your pupils and assist with teaching, learning and assessment. If you’re offered a place on this course, we recommend you spend time in a primary school to become familiar with the teaching environment.
Example modules • Core Curriculum and Pedagogy • Child Development and Inclusive Practice • Foundation Curriculum and Pedagogy • Professional Practice
Assessment is through coursework and assignments rather than examinations. Assessments have been specifically designed to replicate elements of practice expected of a qualified teacher and include written reports, planning, digital technology applications, communications and presentations.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
As well as meeting the level 3 requirement of 112-128 UCAS points, you will also need a minimum of 5 GCSE passes (9-4 or A*-C) in English, Maths & Science plus 2 other subjects.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
An enhanced DBS check in Child Workforce will be conducted following acceptance of any offer given.
The health check will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given.
If your application is short-listed, you will be invited to interview where you will be expected to complete a range of tasks as well as having a formal interview with a tutor.
Satisfactory DBS check and Occupational Health Clearance (these will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given). If you are offered a place on a teacher training course, it is recommended that you spend time in a school in your chosen age phase to familiarise yourself with the demands and expectations of
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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