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University of Huddersfield

Primary and Early Years Education with QTS

UCAS Code: D779

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDD

in a relevant area.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

**If you’re striving to become a primary school teacher for Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils, then this course will help you on your way. The course focuses on developing the skills you need to teach children from ages three to seven and upon successful completion we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).**

Why Primary and Early Years Education?
- The course content is designed to address the full breadth of the Teachers’ Standards, combining university-based and school-based training. You’ll have the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and Computing), the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the full breadth of the National Curriculum

- During the first two years of your course you’ll study a range of compulsory modules covering the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, National Curriculum subjects, professional development and behaviour management. This will give you a broad academic grounding in the essential theories and strategies that will help your professional development

- We know there’s no substitute for learning how to teach in the classroom environment, so we give you lots of opportunity to gain practical experience across our partnership schools, starting from your first term. In fact, you’ll undertake a range of longer and shorter enrichment placements every year. Your placements will be organised by our dedicated placements team alongside your academic tutors to ensure you get the experience you need

- As part of your placements you’ll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical, hands-on experience in front of students and benefit from one-to-one mentoring. It’s all designed to help you develop your skills and move on to become an outstanding teacher

- While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years and Primary classrooms designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Initial Professional Development and School-Based Training 1
Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Areas and RE 1
Introduction to Core Curriculum Studies - English, Maths and Science
Teaching and Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Year 2
Core modules:
Advanced Primary Core Curriculum Studies - English, Maths and Science
Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Subjects and RE 2
Initial Professional Development and School-Based Training 2
Working with Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Safeguarding Children and Young People

Year 3
Core modules:
Initial Professional Development and School Based Training 3
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Primary and Early Years Education
Subject Leadership and Management in the Primary School and EYFS
Dissertation: A Research Project in Primary/Early Years Education

Assessment methods

Assessment includes assignments on learning theory and professional issues associated with education. Within partnership schools, mentors assess your teaching to help you develop into an effective teacher.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Initial Teacher Education (DITE)

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.

87%
high
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

80%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Functional managers and directors
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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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