BA Hons Primary and Early Years Education with Qualified Teacher Status (School Based)

Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Birmingham City University

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Course summary

This BA Honours in Primary and Early Years Education is a school based three year undergraduate course leading to Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). Who is the course relevant for: Anyone who would like to be a primary school teacher and has A levels or equivalent. Start date Monday 21st September 2020. Course delivery: Trainees will be placed in a host school for two days each week. One and a half days a week will be directed study with Haybridge Alliance SCITT based at Haybridge High School, Brake Lane, Hagley DY8 2XS /Pinvin Federation, Main Street, Pinvin, Worcestershire, WR10 2ER One and a half days will be for self-directed study time and enrichment activities. Benefits: School based training means that trainees will be placed in a school environment from the start of their training, learning from experienced teachers/mentors whilst using and applying their knowledge and understanding to classroom learning through teaching placements. Trainees will take part in a variety of training which focusses on developing a reflective and critical evaluation of research, practice and policy to ensure that their pedagogical knowledge reflects current thinking. Trainees will be based in a school for a year, each year the trainee will be based in a contrasting school so that the trainee has a wide experience of working in a variety of schools. Haybridge Alliance SCITT is able to offer a bespoke approach to this Undergraduate programme and the achievement of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Haybridge Alliance SCITT is currently the only training provider in the West Midlands to offer the school based three year Undergraduate course and we are already extremely experienced in supporting trainees to become outstanding teachers through our PGCE route. We have many host schools across the West Midlands and this enables us to find the best schools to place and support each of our trainees. Trainees will be able to access resources from both Haybridge Alliance SCITT and Birmingham City University.

Course details

Assessment method

The Teachers' Standards form the basis of assessments of trainee progress throughout the year. Each half term our School-Based Trainers refer to our step-by-step framework for assessing trainee teachers, which explicitly states the competencies trainees are required to demonstrate, not just in their teaching, but overall as a teacher. It is used to support regular summative assessments and used formatively to identify where training opportunities are needed. This framework is shared directly with trainees so that they are well-equipped to self-evaluate and prioritise targets for their continued development. Trainees are assessed through a combination of evidence portfolios, reflective journals, written assignments, written examinations, group presentations, case studies and a research project in the final year, as well as through observations of their teaching practice. Trainees will receive feedback on their interactions with the children, and then gradually focus in more specifically on how effectively their teaching promotes learning. When overall judgements are made on the quality of lessons, School-Based Trainers will refer to set criteria which have been developed by the Alliance, and which are based on the Ofsted Framework for School Inspections. This ensures consistency of judgement across the Alliance, as well as allowing trainees from the very beginning to understand how qualified teachers are judged in terms of their teaching.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeHAYP
Institution code H26
Campus nameHaybridge High School and Sixth Form
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Accepted with BTEC Diploma/ Sub Dip,OCR Sub Dip, Welsh Baccalaureate Ext Project accepted if differ from A-Level Subjects Subjects excluded: General Studies and COPE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Can be counted alongside one A-Level
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 0 credits 60 credits including 45 at Level 3, of which 40 Level 3 credits are at merit / distinction. If you do not hold GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 4/ C or above, then credits must also include English, Maths and Science at Level 2. Applicants taking an access to higher education diploma will need GCSE's grade 4 /C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. Appropriate equivalent qualifications can be considered.
Scottish Higher CCD Minimum of 3 subjects to a total of 112 UCAS points.
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Extended Project Must be combined with standard level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points. Must differ from A level subjects.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science subjects. Appropriate equivalents can be accepted with another 2 GCSEs (which must be actual GCSEs). Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC LEVEL 2 First Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Merit or Distinction (Applied Science) - Intermediate GNVQ - Merit or Distinction (Science only) - Pearson Edexcel certificate level 1/ level 2 (grades A-C) - Maths, English and science tests taken through Equivalency Testing (equivalency testing.com.)
HNC (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile A transcript will be required. Considered at the tutor's discretion.
HND (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile A transcript will be required. Considered at the tutor's discretion.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Can be counted alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications totalling at least 112 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Interview

Other

Criminal records declaration/DBS


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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BA Hons Primary and Early Years Education with Qualified Teacher Status (School Based) at Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training - UCAS