Combining an Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), this course will enable you to teach within the early years foundation stage and across Key Stage 1. Theoretical and practical sessions in University give you a base for extensive classroom and early years experiences, where you will use your growing expertise in the age range 3-7. This course follows the same first year as the BEd (Hons) Primary Education but with specialisms in the second and third years. As such, you may switch between courses after the first year. Why this course at Marjon? • Diverse range of placement experiences, starting with a partner and gradually taking over full classrooms, in early years and nursery settings, including in London. • Optimise your CV for working in both primary and early years settings. • 100% of students go on to work or study within six months of finishing (Unistats 2018). • Engage with the areas of learning and development in the early years foundation stage alongside all the primary curriculum subjects, which is a standout feature on your CV. What might I become? This course enables you to start work as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a primary school or an early years setting, where expertise in early years would be a distinct advantage. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Primary Education – Early Years at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why Marjon graduates are the top earning education graduates in the South West**. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018 *LEO data, Dept for Education 2017
MarkAndrew Dearden- Course Lead, Primary Education – Early Years; “You start by learning what it takes to be an outstanding teacher and take that into your first teaching placement. As well as a focus on developing your core subject area skills, you will develop skills in planning, delivering and reviewing lessons. Further teaching practice takes place in the second year and subject knowledge is built up in foundation subjects. You’ll focus on how to teach for different needs in the classroom, including special educational needs. In the third year you will develop knowledge in a specialism of your choosing, undertake a dissertation and take on a substantial teaching placement.” 1st Year Curriculum studies: Foundation subjects & Religious Education Foundations of learning: Literacy & numeracy Child development & early learning Professional studies & first teaching practice – EYFS and Key Stage Professional skills of the teacher Curriculum studies: Core subjects 2nd Year Inclusion & primary education Professional studies: Developing as a teacher The role of play in developing learning Curriculum studies: Developing core subject knowledge Managing medium-term teaching & learning Second teaching practice - EYFS Planning the Early Years curriculum Curriculum studies: Deepening core subject understanding Enhanced placement 3rd Year Final teaching practice – EYFS or Key Stage Early learning in a nursery setting: Experience in foundation stage Enhancing the role of the Early Years specialist Dissertation
Assessment is by coursework only through a range of creative assignments including portfolios, presentations, designing and making resources and written assignments. Placement assessment is carried out by school mentors and university tutors against the Teachers’ Standards.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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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:
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
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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Plymouth Marjon University
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