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Coventry University

Primary Education and Teaching Studies

UCAS Code: X322

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


The Access to HE Diploma to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DM

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

from a minimum of two A2 levels.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary education

This comprehensive HND programme will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire young learners in a wide range of schooling environments.

From child development theories to consideration of varied perspectives of primary education, you will learn responsive and innovative techniques to support effective curriculum delivery, drawing on advanced knowledge of child development and theoretical perspectives.

During the year, there are a number of practical elements to help cement your knowledge of primary education and teaching. You will have the opportunity to take part in several visits to special schools within the local area, and opportunities for placements alongside your academic commitments for a more rounded learning experience.

If you are excited by the prospect of making a positive difference to young children and their development, our degree will enable you to learn all about the personal, analytical and management skills needed to have a successful career within primary education and beyond.

**Key course benefits;**

- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 13th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Coventry University were also awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

- You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.

- Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.

- In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

- **Child Development**
You will develop an awareness of how child development relates to children's learning aged 0-8. You'll learn how to relate knowledge and understanding of child development to practice, enhancing your abilities to cater effectively for an individual child's needs.

- **Education Past and Present**
In this reflective module, you will engage with critical issues raised at each stage in the history of education in this country. You’ll be challenged to grapple with the concepts of ‘improvement’ and ‘radicalism’ and explore various events that have affected educational change, from the Second World War to present day practices.

- **Teaching and Learning in the Primary School**
Here, you will focus on the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin effective teaching practice in a primary school. You’ll get an introduction to lesson planning, teaching techniques and monitoring children’s learning. You will also explore the theory of behaviour management, which continues to be a key priority in schools.

- **Children’s Literature**
This module draws on a range of children’s literature, incorporating picture books, comics, poetry, short stories and novels, across different cultures and historical eras to achieve an insight into the idea of children’s literature.

- **Theoretical Perspectives of Learning**
From Piaget to Vygotsky, theorists over time have developed different perceptions of child development. In this module, you will explore the evolution of teaching and learning methods in line with postmodern theorists and modern-day practices. Exploring collaborative teaching and play-based learning, you have the opportunity to critically reflect on how these methods impact educational development in a primary school setting.

- **Introduction to the Sociological Perspective of Education**
With a strong focus on legislation and policy, you will explore the sociological perspectives of education and the impact on practices within primary schools. This module also considers inequalities in education and the social determinants that can affect a child’s ability to learn.

- **Teaching the Core Curriculum**
Focused around core curriculums taught within the UK, this module aims to improve your confidence, knowledge and understanding of English, mathematics and science at primary level. You will also develop the pedagogical knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for the successful teaching of the subjects.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

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96%
UK students
4%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
C

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