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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Primary Education (Early Years) (with QTS)

UCAS Code: X310

Bachelor of Education (with Honours) - BEd (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 30-42 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 18 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 5 in English Language, Mathematics and Science (any Science subject)

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

DMM

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

112

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

46%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Early years teaching

Combining an Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), this course will enable you to teach within the early years foundation stage and across Key Stage 1. Theoretical and practical sessions in University give you a base for extensive classroom and early years experiences, where you will use your growing expertise in the age range 3-7. This course follows the same first year as the BEd (Hons) Primary Education but with specialisms in the second and third years. As such, you may switch between courses after the first year.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Diverse range of placement experiences, starting with a partner and gradually taking over full classrooms, in early years and nursery settings, including in London.
• Optimise your CV for working in both primary and early years settings.
• 100% of students go on to work or study within six months of finishing (Unistats 2018).
• Engage with the areas of learning and development in the early years foundation stage alongside all the primary curriculum subjects, which is a standout feature on your CV.

**What might I become?**
This course enables you to start work as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a primary school or an early years setting, where expertise in early years would be a distinct advantage.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Primary Education – Early Years at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why Marjon graduates are the top earning education graduates in the South West**. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018
*LEO data, Dept for Education 2017

Modules

MarkAndrew Dearden- Course Lead, Primary Education – Early Years;
“You start by learning what it takes to be an outstanding teacher and take that into your first teaching placement. As well as a focus on developing your core subject area skills, you will develop skills in planning, delivering and reviewing lessons. Further teaching practice takes place in the second year and subject knowledge is built up in foundation subjects. You’ll focus on how to teach for different needs in the classroom, including special educational needs. In the third year you will develop knowledge in a specialism of your choosing, undertake a dissertation and take on a substantial teaching placement.”

1st Year

Curriculum studies: Foundation subjects & Religious Education
Foundations of learning: Literacy & numeracy
Child development & early learning
Professional studies & first teaching practice – EYFS and Key Stage
Professional skills of the teacher
Curriculum studies: Core subjects

2nd Year
Inclusion & primary education
Professional studies: Developing as a teacher
The role of play in developing learning
Curriculum studies: Developing core subject knowledge
Managing medium-term teaching & learning
Second teaching practice - EYFS
Planning the Early Years curriculum
Curriculum studies: Deepening core subject understanding
Enhanced placement

3rd Year
Final teaching practice – EYFS or Key Stage
Early learning in a nursery setting: Experience in foundation stage
Enhancing the role of the Early Years specialist
Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework only through a range of creative assignments including portfolios, presentations, designing and making resources and written assignments. Placement assessment is carried out by school mentors and university tutors against the Teachers’ Standards.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

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.

85%
med
Early years 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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
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

82%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

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.

£22,500
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

67%
Teaching and educational professionals
19%
Childcare and related personal services
2%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

Early years 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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£21k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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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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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