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Studies in Primary Education is intended for students with career aspirations that encompass the wide variety of roles relating to primary education. After completing your degree, you may go on to a teacher training course that recommends qualified teacher status (QTS) or into one of the many associated roles in educational settings. Students who complete the course and meet the criteria are guaranteed an interview for a place on our PGCE course.
Studies in Primary Education has been designed in response to the wide-ranging changes that have taken place across the primary phase sector and in teacher education and training. A key feature of the course is that it explores the range of professional, teaching, support and assistant related roles in primary school settings.
You will study the complex process surrounding learning and child development. You will gain essential insights into the theory and practice of learning in primary school settings and examine the key characteristics of effective teaching and the learner experience. The course will explore key areas of pupils’ experience including socialisation, learning styles, creativity, Special Educational Needs (SEN), safeguarding and pastoral care.
- You will have the opportunity to explore the different ways in which creativity has been defined and conceptualised, and the relationship of imagination to the creative process. You will also consider the attributes of creative and imaginative practice as well as the environments and conditions for promoting imagination and creativity with children and young people.
This is an interdisciplinary field of study that draws on philosophy, psychology and sociology of education. Our teaching groups provide an ideal environment in which to discuss the course material, learn from one another and gain confidence and understanding. You will be presented with the opportunity to complete a work placement locally, nationally or overseas. This provides you with a real life setting to apply the theories and practices that you have become familiar with and gain vital experience.
Please go to the Studies in Primary Education page on the Newman University website for a complete list of Year 1, 2 and 3 modules.
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Newman University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is currently closed for international applications.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.96 UCAS Points:
D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15;
D12-M21-P12; D9-M27-P9; D6-M33-P6;
5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above including English or a recognised equivalent, are also required.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://newman.ac.uk/course/studies-in-primary-education/full-time/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You may be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance for a Work Placement module in Year 2.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 16th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 17th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 18th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 20th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
The Admissions Registrar
0121 476 1181
Fax: 0121 476 1196