Do you want to play a major role in a crucial stage of the development of a child’s cognitive ability? Children enter Key Stage 1 having experienced a range of different approaches and practical play-based learning opportunities in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Key Stage 1 curriculum for Years 1 and 2 is carefully planned to build on prior knowledge and skills learnt in the EYFS. In Key Stage 2, children are learning to use key skills such as working with others, problem-solving and communication. They need high quality learning opportunities to help them develop these skills effectively and prepare them for moving to secondary education and beyond. As soon as you begin the programme, you start your journey of professional development towards becoming a qualified teacher. Throughout this course we give you the opportunity to specialise in training to teach children aged 5-11 years old, so that you can ensure all children access the learning they need during this key period. You’ll learn how effective teaching and learning can impact a child’s educational progress, developing teaching skills informed by theory and subject knowledge. You’ll apply your knowledge in a classroom setting, working across all areas of the National Curriculum. You’ll understand the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and develop the professional skills of planning, teaching and assessing learning, as well as how to build effective relationships with children and create postive classroom climates for learning. School-based training Over the course of the three-year programme you will complete a minimum of 24 weeks of assessed school-based training, along with additional focus visits. In the first and second years your school-based training is eight weeks; in the final year, it’s ten weeks. At each stage of training, you will be supported by an expert school mentor, as well as a University link tutor. In the first year, you will gradually take on some of the teacher’s role by working with small groups of children, setting activities in areas of provision, team teaching and moving on to teach whole group lessons. Throughout the second and third year, you will increase the amount of time you spend planning, teaching and assessing children; building your confidence, independence and progress in meeting the Teacher Standards and preparing you for your Early Career development. Career opportunities As a qualified teacher, you’ll open the door to a wide range of career progression opportunities that will help you to make a difference at a much higher level. We’re really proud of our alumni, whose teaching careers have taken them across the UK and the world. They’re making their mark on the future generation as heads of departments, head teachers, pastoral care leaders and even as international school founders.
The Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework provides the foundation for our curriculum which has four overlapping strands which are revisited in different contexts and increase in complexity over your three years of study: Subject Knowledge and Applied Pedagogy; Professional Studies; Research Literacy; School-based Training. Centre-based Training at University and School-based Training experiences are integrated to allow for reflective practice as you progress through each level. On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to the Primary Curriculum (5-11); Understanding Learners and Learning; Developing the Primary curriculum (5-11); Becoming a Teaching Professional; Understanding Inclusion; Enhancing the Primary Curriculum (5-11); Educational Debates.
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:
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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