Do you want to work within the field of education and make a positive impact on young people? The BA (Hons) Education will develop the knowledge, skills and passion for education in a range of contexts and prepare you to respond to the demands of education with a creative and adaptive approach. As part of your Education degree you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement in a primary school, an alternative educational setting and a range of international settings such as Prague, Dubai, Budapest, Maastricht and Qatar. The course will provide you with innovative and forward-thinking pedagogical experiences and assessments that will develop key employability skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration which will enable you to become a productive and effective member of the global workforce. You will learn skills to support you to work in sectors such as community and voluntary organisations and to be able to take on the role of education officers in settings such as museums, sports facilities and wildlife trusts. You may also choose to progress onto a PGCE and become a teacher. Your studies will focus on child development and how children and young people learn through the Welsh curriculum. Placement is a key aspect of the course which you will undertake in both school and alternative educational settings. Digital skills will be developed in line with 21st century expectations and needs. Research is also a key element and you will develop skills to become a research-informed practitioner. Your learning will involve a combination of lectures and placements. Through experience and observation in a range of educational settings, you will learn how theory translates to real-life practice. You will also develop an understanding of the wider sector which will support you to make informed career choices. Modules will introduce the necessary values, knowledge, attitudes and skills where you will have the opportunity to develop, observe, practice and reflect in a range of environments, allowing you to explore the interconnectedness of theory so that you can translate it to practice in the wider context. The course is made up of five components each year with the skills and knowledge building upon the previous year’s content.
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:
- Course does not award QTS
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
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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