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Course summary

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year - a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. This newly developed, strongly vocational degree is ideal for students seeking a fulfilling career in education, while not wishing to immediately gain qualified teacher status. The only undergraduate course of its kind in London, BA Education Practice will appeal to those already working as a teaching assistant (TA), secondary or primary, and looking for career progression. It's equally ideal for college and sixth-form leavers seeking to explore the discipline of education, while benefiting from a hands-on, practical route into the sector and the many careers it offers. The BA Education Practice programme offers a number of career paths, including: The opportunity, for those with TA experience, to become an accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), now formally recognised as a graduate level outcome. Progression to our one-year PGCE Primary following graduation, to achieve qualified teacher status (with a 20% alumni discount on the tuition fees). Progression to our one-year MA TESOL for students who may wish to work internationally in English speaking schools, teaching pupils with English as a second language (also with a 20% tuition fee reduction). The course will also equip you to work in a wide range of educational settings, including government departments, community and voluntary organisations, social services, youth organisations, libraries and museums. The course content of BA Education Practice offers students a deep understanding of working life in schools, the education system and the issues faced by classroom practitioners. Placement periods are arranged for students to gain hands-on experience. All teaching and learning is informed by Roehampton's unrivalled 180 year heritage in teaching, and by the work of education philosopher Friedrich Froebel, whose followers established Froebel College in the 1920s. Students also benefit from Roehampton's vast network of partner schools across London and the south east, and from the world-class reputation for special educational needs (SEN) specialism that our School of Education enjoys. Schedule by year of study: Year 1 is designed as an introduction to the academic discipline of education with topics such as child development and inclusivity. Students will also acquire the professional skill of reflecting on and evaluating aspects of learning and teaching from a personal perspective. Modules cover the fundamentals of how children learn, engaging learners in their learning and how adults support learning using a variety of approaches. Year 2 includes a placement in a setting with a focus on education. This placement could be within a traditional school setting, an education setting in the voluntary or charity sector or could equally be within education settings such as museums or galleries. The compulsory modules in year two enable you to develop your understanding of and the implementation of the role of an education practitioner. Optional modules are geared towards aspects of education such as technology, creativity, literacy and inclusion. Year 3 includes a practice-based enquiry project and a focus on learners’ wellbeing and holistic development. The optional modules enable you to focus on the step into employment and work within education (via HLTA accreditation), preparing for further study towards a teaching qualification (PGCE) or further academic study (via MA TESOL).

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13828 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13828 Year 1

Additional fee information

Costs for 2022 entry
Education Practice with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS