Newman University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme is a full time one-year ‘top-up’ initial teacher education programme.
Student teachers study for 120 academic credits and an extended school placement. The placement equates to at least 45 days in school settings. The extended placement is undertaken individually. The placement is complemented and enhanced by a short focus week, where the students may work individually or in small groups. Only one resit opportunity is permitted for school placement modules across the programme and normally only one school placement will take place in an academic year. All academic modules and placements must be completed for the award of BA Honours Primary Education (5-11)(with recommendation for QTS).
The course is designed to ensure that students develop autonomy and confidence and excellent subject knowledge across all national curriculum subjects and RE and develop an expertise in the Early Years foundation stage.
The academic, university-based modules are designed so that students gain a thorough understanding of effective practice in schools including: legislative requirements; the professional strategies used to organise and manage the classroom; the methods used to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching; to develop, monitor, assess and extend children’s learning – including removing barriers to learning, closing attainment and aspiration gaps and meeting the needs of pupils with additional needs - and develop an understanding of their broad professional role in relation to children, colleagues, parents and the community. All students teach in at least two consecutive key stages in partnership schools and settings.
Additionally, students use an e-portfolio and an Academic and Professional Tutor system to develop into engaged, reflective, responsive, creative and empowered teachers who can articulate, promote and defend their own ideas and can relate these to their on-going professional development in a realistic and responsive manner.
The programme allows students to develop the graduate skills of:
being able to construct and sustain reasoned and critical arguments in a coherent manner; being able to employ a range of social and interpersonal skills including communication within a range of contexts and with a range of stakeholders, problem-solving, information processing, reasoning and evaluating;
being able to undertake independent research which engages them in critical reflection, analysis and evaluation of practice and its impact on learners
- being able to demonstrate confident and innovative early years and key stage 1 practice which includes outstanding teaching and learning, planning and assessment and behaviour management for the benefit of all learners.
This is designed to meet the specific requirements of Initial Teaching Education, demanded by current statutory professional standards for Qualified Teacher Status, and the award will allow students to be employed in appropriate school settings.
The course draws on your experience and links this with a research-informed approach, which allows you to develop a critical understanding of primary education. You can expect to be introduced to a wide variety of disciplines, including aspects of philosophy, sociology, psychology, education studies and classroom pedagogy. Through the range of modules, you will develop many skills and your understanding of how children learn, which will be transferable to a primary education setting. Modules will cover study skills, the development of learners, and approaches to teaching and learning in both theoretical and applied contexts.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- National College for Teaching and Leadership
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
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Students will normally be expected to have gained at least merit in a relevant Foundation Degree, or equivalent.
Candidates must be able to evidence their classroom experience against the Teachers’ Standards, including a minimum of 80 whole days classroom experience. (This is to APEL against the SE days students have to do to meet the QTS standards.) You will need to provide evidence of assessed experience of whole class teaching rather than working in a support role with groups or individuals.
The evidence provided needs to include for example your understanding of the role of the teacher, planning and assessment to ensure pupil progress, national assessments, child development and learning, managing behaviour, early reading including phonics, SEN and disability, and evaluating teaching.
These requirements are in line with the DfE ITT criteria (15th April 2019).
Students will be expected to have GCSE in English language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 (or C) or above and to have passed the numeracy and literacy skills tests by enrolment.
GCSE equivalency information
A minimum Merit grade is required for FD, BTEC Lv 5 or HND and you MUST be registered for the NCTL Skills Tests by the time of interview and pass these tests by enrolment.
You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, meet the requirements for capacity to teach and pass the National Skills Tests prior to starting the course. For more information on your DBS application please visit the How do I complete my DBS form advice page.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.newman.ac.uk/single-and-joint-honours/3712/primary-education#tab-entry
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fitness to Teach
National Skills Tests for Literacy and Numeracy
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