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Newman University, Birmingham

Primary Education (3-7) (with recommendation for QTS)

UCAS Code: XX31

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access Diploma students will need to have completed the course and achieved a minimum of 112 UCAS points.

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112

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points, including a minimum of CC at A Level (A-Level General Studies is not accepted) or DMM in a BTEC Extended Diploma or DM in a BTEC Diploma. Access Diploma students will need to have completed the course and achieved a minimum of 112 UCAS points.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

**Teacher Training**
Newman University has an excellent reputation for training and educating **inspirational** teachers who make a **positive difference** to the lives of the children they teach, who are able to bring subjects to life through **creative and innovative teaching** that encourages a love of learning in their pupils.

You will gain a variety of skills and knowledge including child development, education theory and classroom management which will enable you to put into context what you observe in the classroom and have a range of strategies to aim for outstanding teaching practice.

Students have the opportunity to choose an enhancement subject. Safeguarding is also an important aspect in the teacher’s role and this is an area in which you will be thoroughly trained and prepared.

In addition to the three year degree we offer a four year option, which is especially attractive for student-teachers who aim to progress into leadership positions within schools. This programme also includes Master’s level credits which can be transferred to the Newman MA Education. We have strong partnerships with local schools, which are particularly beneficial to our students for their placements and for future employment.

You will be taught in groups which allow for a high level of support; in order to enhance your confidence and development as a teacher.

We offer further enrichment opportunities, such as optional field trips to work with children in The Gambia and Hong Kong.

Primary ITE graduate employability is excellent and Newman University has a long-standing reputation with schools for producing outstanding newly qualified teachers. This course is an exemplary combination of academic and professional rigour, which aims to prepare you to thrive as an effective and inspiring teacher in a professional teaching environment. **This academic award and recommendation for QTS gives you an internationally recognised teaching qualification.**

Modules

Core modules - to ensure that you have a firm foundation on which to teach pupils across your chosen age phases: Development of knowledge, understanding and skills in the pedagogy (how to teach) of mathematics, English and science in the classroom. Broad Curriculum modules - to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills across all the primary National Curriculum non-core subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology, History, Geography, ICT, Music, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, RE. Education and Professional Studies modules - to enhance teaching and learning, including consideration of: Classroom Management, Teaching Approaches and Strategies, Access and Inclusion, Child Protection. You will undertake specialist Early Childhood Education modules. Assessment will include a combination of coursework, essays, presentations and reports, as well as observed teaching in Early Years settings.
For a full list of modules, please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Teacher Education

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.

64%
low
Primary teaching

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.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

77%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
87%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

Teacher training

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.

£22,400
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

94%
Teaching and educational professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
1%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Primary teaching

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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£19k

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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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