About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll develop your understanding of the disciplines, issues and academic theories of working with children, young people and families and will be introduced to learning and teaching in an educational context, considering current trends and academic theories.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) degree.
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.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) degree three-year programme.
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.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Learn how to deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences from specialist tutors in all National Curriculum subject areas.
- Benefit from our strong partnerships with a wide range of schools through classroom experience and co-delivered training sessions and conferences.
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) when you complete your programme.
- Receive ongoing guidance and career development opportunities during the early stages of your teaching career after graduation.