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Sheffield Hallam University

Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) with QTS

UCAS Code: X110

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:20,P:25

QAA recognised diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, including 20 credits at merit or above. Ideally, but not essentially, at least 18 credits at level 3 should be in a primary national curriculum subject, or sociology, or psychology. You can take GCSE equivalents for English, mathematics and science on Access courses (12 level two credits in each).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

• English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent* • Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent* • Science at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are: • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are: • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels including at least 40 points in each, one of which would normally be a primary national curriculum subject though this is not essential, or DDM from equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

Qualify to teach while working in a variety of school and early years settings.

• Train to become a well-rounded and creative primary school teacher.
• Understand early years teaching, and how children learn.
• Gain hands-on experience with extensive in-school training.
• Develop your interests and expertise into a specialist teaching area.
• Qualify as a teacher, and benefit from the course's very high graduate employment level.

Gain the skills, experience and training you need to enter primary teaching as a qualified professional. We help you to grow academically, while obtaining sound practical and theoretical knowledge of teaching. You graduate a qualified, experienced primary teacher, with specialist expertise and industry connections.

**How you learn**

The course aims to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching. There are regular placement days from the first year onwards, culminating in practical assessments, and you undertake four national priority school-based placements. You conduct research in your specialist area, and will be taught to critically analyse key learning principles.

You learn through:

• lectures and seminars from expert tutors
• regular school-based placements and research
• one-to-one support from a personal academic tutor
• research into a specialist area such as maths, science, PE or languages
• range of e-learning materials

**Work placements**

Throughout the course you will work extensively in local and regional primary schools, starting with regular placement days and a practical assessment in your first year. You will develop your skills and knowledge in order to meet the Teachers' Standards in that setting.

In second year, on top of an assessed placement, you undertake four national priority school-based training placements (SEND, EAL, Early Reading and Early Number). You also attend placement days in a specialist setting, in line with your chosen area of expertise.

Your third year involves carrying out an individual educational enquiry project, which enables you to carry out school-based research in your specialism. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

**Future careers**

The majority of students completing the course go directly into employment as qualified teachers. A number of key transferrable skills are also developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative progression or career routes. Some of these include:

• local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
• non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
• enrichment work with young people
• more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service
• academic career as researcher via Masters level study and PhD

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

**Year 1 compulsory modules**
Introduction To The Early Years Core Curriculum - 40 credits
Introduction To The Wider Curriculum In Early Years - 20 credits
Placement 1
Professional Learning 1 - 20 credits
Understanding Learning And Learners 1 - 20 credits
Understanding Learning And Learners 2 - 20 credits

**Year 2 compulsory modules**
Developing Enquiry Through A Specialism - 20 credits
Developing The Core Curriculum - 40 credits
Developing The Foundation Subjects - 20 credits
Placement 2
Professional Learning 2 - 20 credits
Understanding Inclusion - 20 credits

**Final year compulsory modules**
Educational Enquiry - 40 credits
Enhancing The English And Digital Literacy Curriculum - 20 credits
Enhancing The Maths And Science Curriculum - 20 credits
Placement 3
Professional Learning 3 - 20 credits
Values And Issues In Education - 20 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical assessment

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

80%
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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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
3%
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.

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.

£22,467
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Legal 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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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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