Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Education and Teaching Studies

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Course summary

This comprehensive HNC programme will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire young learners in a wide range of schooling environments. From child development theories to consideration of varied perspectives of primary education, you will learn responsive and innovative techniques to support effective curriculum delivery, drawing on advanced knowledge of child development and theoretical perspectives. During the year, there are a number of practical elements to help cement your knowledge of primary education and teaching. You will have the opportunity to take part in several visits to special schools within the local area, and opportunities for placements alongside your academic commitments for a more rounded learning experience. If you are excited by the prospect of making a positive difference to young children and their development, our degree will enable you to learn all about the personal, analytical and management skills needed to have a successful career within primary education and beyond. Key course benefits;

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 13th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

Course details

Modules

Your main study themes are: - Child Development You will develop an awareness of how child development relates to children's learning aged 0-8. You'll learn how to relate knowledge and understanding of child development to practice, enhancing your abilities to cater effectively for an individual child's needs. - Education Past and Present In this reflective module, you will engage with critical issues raised at each stage in the history of education in this country. You’ll be challenged to grapple with the concepts of ‘improvement’ and ‘radicalism’ and explore various events that have affected educational change, from the Second World War to present day practices. - Teaching and Learning in the Primary School Here, you will focus on the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin effective teaching practice in a primary school. You’ll get an introduction to lesson planning, teaching techniques and monitoring children’s learning. You will also explore the theory of behaviour management, which continues to be a key priority in schools. - Children’s Literature This module draws on a range of children’s literature, incorporating picture books, comics, poetry, short stories and novels, across different cultures and historical eras to achieve an insight into the idea of children’s literature. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X321
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
CU Scarborough
Campus code:
6

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees are to be confirmed.
Primary Education and Teaching Studies at Coventry University - UCAS