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University Centre Grimsby

Primary Education Studies

UCAS Code: X320

Foundation Degree in Education - FdEd

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

A grade C (or grade 4/5 equivalent on the new GCSE Tariff) is required in English, Maths and Science subjects.

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Primary education

The programme is one of its kind for the local area and as such will be developed to meet the needs of employers and the local economic climate. With this in mind subject specialists who teach within the local area or those that have substantiated experience will provide some of the teaching, in order for students to understand and apply the academic knowledge and skills taught to everyday practice. This lends itself to ensuring that students on this programme are equipped for employment in this field, but are also aware of future prospects in relation to job potentials. The programme will therefore provide extensive experience in the classroom beyond that normally found on a Foundation Degree.

This programme is an exciting route into many future careers, but will predominantly be aimed at those wanting to become a Primary school teacher. Therefore, the experience gained at Foundation Degree level through this programme will be of great benefit, not only to the students, but also to future employers.

The programme has been designed to allow for students to develop a number of skills, but also to allow for students to experience new and innovative ways in which lessons can be delivered. With this is mind lecture/seminar sessions will be incorporated into the methods of delivery. However, these will often be in the form of flipped learning/blended learning which will allow for students to work towards becoming independent in their learning.

The programme will also embed online learning into each of the modules. This online aspect will form the basis for student formative assessment and will act as a forum for student discussion and tutor feedback. As such this aspect of the course will promote communities of practice and allow both students and tutor to discuss varying aspects of both the course and their experiences.

Modules

Level 4
• Educational Research
• Professionalism in Practice
• Child Development
• Policy in Practice
• Learning and Attainment
• SEN and D Identification and Intervention
Level 5
• Research in Practice
• Competency to Practice
• Assessment for Learning
• Pedagogy and Principles of Children's Learning
• Curriculum in Practice
• Health and Well-being in Children

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme to develop theory, knowledge and practice skills required for working in the sector.

A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, online learning, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates. Also practical assessments are embedded throughout the programme.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

HE Education and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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