Primary Education Studies (Accelerated) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Primary Education Studies (Accelerated)

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Do you dream of teaching the next generation? Are you passionate about making a difference and helping everyone reach their potential? Our accelerated 2 year Primary Education degree will prepare you to join teacher training in just 2 years, instead of the traditional 3 year degree. This 2 year accelerated degree is designed to be the first step towards a rewarding career in education, and possibly becoming a primary school teacher. With a balance of theory and reflection on current practice, you’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of education history, policy and current professional practice in the primary school classroom in areas such as developing children’s mathematical and literacy skills, the wider curriculum subjects, lesson planning, and classroom management. Our course is designed for those looking for a career working with or for children of primary school age and/or their families. The key focus is on children of primary school age and includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. You’ll gain the knowledge and understanding you need to prepare lessons, manage classroom behaviour and teach literacy and numeracy. You’ll have opportunities to observe teaching practice in local schools and on completion of the course you’ll be ideally placed to gain a place on a postgraduate teacher training course. Our intense 2 year accelerated degree allows you access to join the workforce or initial teacher training (ITT) in 2 years rather than the traditional 3 years. After graduation we can support you to find a place in teacher training with our partners in Essex and Cambridgeshire. As it is an accelerated degree you could also access postgraduate degrees in Education, Student Affairs, Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs faster.

Course details


Year 1 Key Paradigms 1: History and Philosophy of Primary Education. Perspectives on the Child 1: Childhood as a Construct Physical and Social Development of Children. Primary Pedagogy 1: The Curriculum and Primary Teaching. Subject Knowledge for Teaching 1: Early Language, Reading and Writing and Early Mathematical Concepts. Subject Knowledge for Teaching 1: Science and Technology 1. Primary Pedagogy 1: Research Foundation (2). Key Paradigms 2: Sociology and Politics. Primary Pedagogy 2: Creativity, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods. Subject Knowledge for Teaching 2: Science and Technology 2 . Year 2 Perspectives on the Child 2: Childhood Cognitive and Language Development. Subject Knowledge for Teaching 2: English and Mathematics 2. Perspectives on the Child 3: Inclusion (1). Perspectives on the Child 3: SEND and Developmental Difficulties (2). Primary 3: Contemporary Issues in Education, Specialist Focus Project (2). Subject Knowledge for Teaching 3: The Wider Curriculum. Key Paradigms 3: International and global perspectives in Education. Subject Knowledge for Teaching 3: Key Skills for Primary Teaching .

Assessment method

Assessments on our course include the following activities: • Poster presentation • Group presentation • Essay • Reflective log or commentary • Report • Specialist Focus Project (dissertation by literature review) There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community in lectures, seminars or online groups. Your tutors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.

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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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
A level 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English Maths and Science. Please note that in order to progress onto a Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training programme after this course, you’ll be required to have GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade A*-C.

If English is not your first language you’ll be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. Alternatives UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted. Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points is accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points acquired from the International Baccalaureate Certificate are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100* Year 1
England £11100* Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100* Year 1
Scotland £11100* Year 1
Wales £11100* Year 1
Channel Islands £11100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Primary Education Studies (Accelerated) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS