This newly developed, strongly vocational degree is designed for students seeking a fulfilling career working in schools, while not wishing to immediately gain qualified teacher status. The only undergraduate course of its kind in London, BA Education Practice is ideal for those already working as a teaching assistant (TA), secondary or primary, and looking for career progression. It's equally ideal for sixth-form leavers seeking a hands-on, practical route into the education sector and the many careers it offers. The BA Education Practice programme offers three main career options:
- The opportunity to become an accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), now formally recognised as a graduate level role, for those with TA experience.
- 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).
- Year 1 is designed as an introduction to both academic study and the fundamentals of education, plus the professional ability to reflect on one's work in schools. Modules cover the fundamentals of how children learn, how teachers teach, and the importance of both education technology and SEN - both vital in the role of teaching assistants.
- Year 2 includes a formally assessed placement, plus further focus on the core of teaching and learning and the philosophy of Froebelian education. Optional modules are geared toward particular expertise in the primary curriculum.
- Year 3 includes a practice-based enquiry project and a focus on wellbeing and multiculturalism in education. The two optional modules which are to be taken focus on the step into work (via HLTA accreditation), further professional study (via the PGCE or MA TESOL) or academic study (via an MA in Inclusive Education).
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
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||59||with no less than 59 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade 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.
English Language requirements
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|