Birmingham Newman University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham

Primary Education (3-11) with Foundation Year (QTS)

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Course summary

Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our Undergraduate Degrees. Our Foundation Year is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the Foundation Year leads into the first year of the 3 year degree in Primary Education (3-11) with recommendation for QTS. The foundation year provides an alternative route to an undergraduate degree for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills. You apply via UCAS for the Primary Education (3-11) with recommendation for QTS (with Foundation Year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree at Newman University. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements. Primary Education 3-11 with QTS During your Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course with us, you will undertake a range of modules which will equip you to become an effective and creative teacher across the full age range in order to achieve the professional standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The first year of the programme provides a secure basis for practice across the full primary curriculum and age range. In the second and third year of the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop expertise in either the 3-7 or 5-11 age phase and explore curriculum areas of particular interest. Through the course you will learn about the National Curriculum, Early Years and SEND frameworks, alongside ways of teaching, managing behaviour, assessing and planning for learning. You will develop high standards of professional behaviour and an understanding of adaptive practice that will help you prepare, deliver and evaluate lessons that engage, motivate and inspire children. You will be encouraged to develop team-working skills, essential for an integrated approach to learning and for work in a multi-agency environment. In order to support your professional development, work-related study is organised into three stages: Understanding Professional Practice, Managing the Classroom and Meeting the Teachers’ Standards. Each stage supports your transition from trainee to Early Career Teacher through clear guidance and shared expectations. Visit our course page to find out more about the Primary Education 3-11 route, which you would continue on to following successful completion of the Foundation Year.

Modules

Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X30F
Institution code:
N36
Campus name:
Birmingham Newman University
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or recognised equivalent) is required. Please refer to the Newman University website for details.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Primary Education (3-11) with Foundation Year (QTS) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS