Primary Education (3-11) (with recommendation for QTS) FD Progression at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS

Birmingham Newman University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham

Primary Education (3-11) (with recommendation for QTS) FD Progression

Course summary

The Foundation Degree Primary Progression route enables students, who are suitably qualified, to enter the final year of the BA Primary Education with recommendation for QTS course. 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 teaching 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 language, mathematics and science To ensure that the course content is as up-to-date and relevant to current teaching theory and practice as possible, this course will be re-validated at least every five years, or sooner if external changes require it. School placements may be up to 1 hour 30 minutes radius from a student’s term time address. 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 pedagogy, curriculum subject knowledge and classroom management. 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.


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Assessment method

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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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will be expected to have gained 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 in a relevant subject. Candidates must also be able to evidence their classroom experience against the Teachers’ Standards, including a minimum of 80 whole days classroom experience. You will need to provide evidence of assessed experience of whole class teaching rather than working in a support role with groups or individuals. The evidence provided needs to include for example your understanding of the role of the teacher, planning and assessment to ensure pupil progress, national assessments, child development and learning, managing behaviour, early reading including phonics, SEN and disability, and evaluating teaching. These requirements are in line with the DfE ITT criteria. GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4/C or above (or recognised equivalent) is required. An interview is also required. Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course, where applicable. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments.
Primary Education (3-11) (with recommendation for QTS) FD Progression at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS