Primary Education is a work-based teaching foundation degree. You will attend St Mary's University one day a week whilst employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity).
- St Mary’s graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of teacher training (Ofsted 2019)
- Successful completion of the course allows the opportunity to progress on to either BA Hons in Primary Education QTS (Work-Based Route) (Two Years) or BA Hons in Primary Education (Work-Based Route) (One Year)
- Recognised qualification for HLTA status
- 100% satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2021.
- BA (Hon) Primary Education (Work-based Route) (one year)
- BA (Hon) Primary Education (Work-based Route) with QTS (two years)
- Early Years
- Physical Education (PE)
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
First year modules include Professional Development One; How Children Learn; Communication, Language and Literacy; Mathematical Thinking; Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and Collaborative Practice
All assignments are designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and use of transferrable skills in teaching children, linking theory with practical. A range of assessment methods are used, these may include both group and individual presentations, practical visual presentations (posters, leaflets, 3D display, use of green screen) essays, case studies and portfolios.
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
This course is not suitable for students who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
An A Level, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent is required You will need to be employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity)
Additional entry requirements
All applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
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