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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 3 years
Code X124
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level BA (Hons)
Start Date 07/09/2020

Other start dates

Course overview

Routes:

  • Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 (3-7)
  • Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2 (5-11)
  • Key Stage 2 (7-11)

This course prepares trainee teachers to teach within the primary age range (3-11) on your chosen route: 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to have a rewarding and challenging career at one of the country’s foremost centres of teacher education, set in a stimulating multi-cultural environment.

The degree fulfils the latest National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) criteria for teacher training and has strong partnership links with local schools throughout West Yorkshire and beyond.

At the heart of the degree is school experience, and we provide an extensive programme of school placements throughout every year of the course, giving you the opportunity to practise your teaching skills.

We also use extensive contacts with local schools for day visits during modules in all three years of the course and have a series of visiting speakers to enhance your understanding of all aspects of primary school life and learning.

Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of the highest academic standards of teaching and learning – as many of our teaching staff are experts in their fields.

You will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests – helping to support your personal growth and development.

What you'll study

This course progressively leads you to the standards required of a newly qualified teacher. In the first year, you will have a general introduction to all curriculum areas.

During the second year, you will have the chance to undertake more specialist study in a specific subject.

In the second year you will do a special placement that will enable you to explore the education sector.

You will arrange this yourself with support from the Placement Office. Students have used this as an opportunity to teach abroad, work in special schools, in education departments of hospitals, in outdoor education or in museums.

We cover all subjects that form part of the primary National Curriculum to ensure you are a strong candidate for teaching.

You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deliver English, mathematics and science in creative and engaging ways.

Other Modules include:

  • Early Years Principles and Practice
  • Becoming an Effective Teacher
  • Exploration of the Creative Arts & Humanities
  • Addressing the Special Educational Needs Continuum.

You will also learn about computing in the primary curriculum and enhance your personal skills.

Teaching children how to be healthy through physical education and teaching food and nutrition is part of your academic study as well as your teaching practice.

Learning and Teaching studies run throughout the course to ensure your professional development.

These mirror the kind of approaches used in schools and combine a wide range of resources including video, ICT and field visits.

We encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and offer you high quality support from personal tutors.

You will be assessed through coursework assignments, oral presentations and a small number of written examinations.

Your practical teaching skills will be assessed by your performance in school at each stage of the course.

  • This course progressively leads you to the standards required of a newly qualified teacher. In the first year, you will have a general introduction to all curriculum areas.

    During the second year, you will have the chance to undertake more specialist study in a specific subject.

    In the second year you will do a special placement that will enable you to explore the education sector.

    You will arrange this yourself with support from the Placement Office. Students have used this as an opportunity to teach abroad, work in special schools, in education departments of hospitals, in outdoor education or in museums.

  • We cover all subjects that form part of the primary National Curriculum to ensure you are a strong candidate for teaching.

    You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deliver English, mathematics and science in creative and engaging ways.

    Other Modules include:

    • Early Years Principles and Practice
    • Becoming an Effective Teacher
    • Exploration of the Creative Arts & Humanities
    • Addressing the Special Educational Needs Continuum.

    You will also learn about computing in the primary curriculum and enhance your personal skills.

    Teaching children how to be healthy through physical education and teaching food and nutrition is part of your academic study as well as your teaching practice.

  • Learning and Teaching studies run throughout the course to ensure your professional development.

  • These mirror the kind of approaches used in schools and combine a wide range of resources including video, ICT and field visits.

    We encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and offer you high quality support from personal tutors.

    You will be assessed through coursework assignments, oral presentations and a small number of written examinations.

    Your practical teaching skills will be assessed by your performance in school at each stage of the course.

Entry requirements

UCAS points
96 points
A-levels
Grade C or equivalent
GCSE English
Grade 5 or B
GCSE Mathematics
Grade 4 or C
GCSE Science
Grade 4 or C
Disclosure and Barring Service
Enhanced DBS check required
Health Check
Required
Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy
Pass

At the interview, a written assessment may be used to evaluate your strengths and needs.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Next steps

We anticipate a continuing need for teachers of primary children in the foreseeable future, particularly in meeting the needs of different communities. This course will give you the training you require to fulfil these needs.

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