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Bath Spa University

Education: Primary and Early Years and Creative Computing (with Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: XCC2

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A Level - grades CCC preferred in addition to GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:45

Access to HE courses - typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

International Baccalaureate - a minimum score of 26 points with evidence of an interest in Education accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent in English, Maths and Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

BTEC - Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject in addition to GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science

UCAS Tariff

96

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Part-time day-release and evening | 2020

Subjects

Creative computing

Education studies

This is more than a primary teaching course. BA (Hons) Education: Primary and Early Years sets primary education in a broader context of debates around education, professional practice, teaching and learning - both nationally and internationally.

This bachelor degree in primary and early years education is ideal if you intend to qualify as an early years or primary school teacher, and it helps formulate your professional skills and career identity through experience of working with children in schools.

The course offers a guaranteed interview for our PGCE Primary and Early Years course, but is flexible; we'll support you in achieving your aspirations as a professional educator - however they develop during the programme.

Choice of work placement length – 10 months or 10 weeks. Exceptional learning environment – supportive academic staff with business experience and close knit student community.

Combined with Creative Computing, this course will help you join the next generation of digital creatives with our hands-on, industry-focused Creative Computing degrees. Learn by making. Build imaginative games, apps, and interactive artworks on one of our three degree pathways. Network and collaborate. Work with like-minded students, software specialists and creative partners. Become future-proof. Graduate as an in demand fusion of creative thinker and technical expert.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information. Year one (Level 4) modules: - Education for Change - Changing Schooling - Introduction to Primary Schools - Working with Young People in the Community - Controversial Issues in Special and Inclusive Education - Philosophical Enquiry and Education - A Case Study of Catalonia: Education, Space and Society - Educational History and Heritage Year two (Level 5) modules: - Issues in Education Studies - Professional Practice in School - Understanding Classrooms - Literacy Learning in a Multi-media World - Supporting Learners with Additional Needs - Critical Approaches to Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties in Education - Environment and Education - Sociology of Education - Youth in Society: Power, Politics and Participation - Values, Philosophy and Education: Dialogicality in Action - Evidence Based Education Year three (Level 6) modules: - Dissertation Project: Part 1 - Dissertation Project: Part 2 - Teaching and Professionalism - Building Bridges: the Team Around the Child / Young Person - Learning in Mathematics - Creativity and Digital Technologies in Education - Education, Policy and the State - Childhood, Reading and Children’s Literature - Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education - Young People, Identities and Subcultures - Professional Practice: Supporting the Dyslexic Learning in the Classroom - Learning in Science - Culture, Creativity and Society: Perspectives in Art Education - International Perspectives in Early Childhood - Identity, Philosophy and Education - Symbolic Representations: Young Children Making Meaning

Assessment methods

Coursework includes essays, group presentations, research-based reports and portfolio-based work. There are no examinations. We’ll provide you with prompt feedback and give you regular guidance on how to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding. Creative Computing is almost entirely coursework assessed. You’ll deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment portfolios, digital interfaces, interactive stories and web apps. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, sketchbooks, reports, pitches, presentations, debates and b/vlogs.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Interdepartmental

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
E
A

Education

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Childcare and related personal services
28%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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