Primary Education (5-11) with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

A Foundation Year is an ideal option if you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree, you have been out of education for a while, or you do not feel ready to start studying at degree level. You will study alongside other students who will go onto different degree courses. We make sure that the content is relevant to all of the available degree routes, but you will also benefit from learning more broadly outside of your chosen specialism. We focus on key concepts that are central to all of these courses, and which will give you valuable background knowledge when you move onto the next level of your study. You will have the opportunity to build your professional experience by carrying out a 70 hour work placement in a setting suited to your career aspirations. Completing an extended independent project relevant to your course will help you feel more prepared for the increasingly independent study that will be required through your degree. Studying on a foundation year will help you to refine the academic skills needed for your degree. It is also an opportunity to build your confidence, settle into higher education, and be sure about the direction you will take your study next. You may find that your focus changes and you choose to progress onto a different route. The Foundation Year gives you the flexibility and broad understanding to be confident in your next steps. This course gives you an alternative route to undergraduate study. Upon successful completion of this course you will progress onto one of our undergraduate degree courses. To progress onto a Primary Education degree you will need to meet further requirements. Further details are listed under entry requirements.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need to meet the following criteria by the end of your Foundation Year to progress on to the full degree course: A satisfactory medical report and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check. 5 GCSEs at grade C/4/Level 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and Science. We do not accept IELTs in lieu of the GCSE in English . Successful interview with the Primary Education team. If you do not meet these criteria by the end of your foundation year, you will have the option to transfer onto one of the other BA (Hons) courses found here:

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Primary Education (5-11) with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS