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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Code X123
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level BA (Hons)
Start Date 12/09/2022

Course overview

Talk to the tutor before you apply, email information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk to book a 1-2-1 call.

The BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase with QTS (Top-Up) is one of very few qualifications in the country designed to enable you to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) alongside a degree level qualification.

This initial teacher education (ITE) programme ultimately enables you to teach in a primary or Early Years Foundation Stage setting as you can choose to be trained to teach across one of three nationally recognised routes (3-7 years, 7-11 years or 5-11 years).

An innovative and creative combination of teaching and learning results in a less intensive pathway into teaching than other routes.

This programme has been designed to facilitate you to continue to working by minimising attendance in College and utilising online teaching pedagogy. Your academic load and multi-week placement experiences are equally split across both years of the course.

What you'll study

This programme is structured so you spend one full day a week in College, during which you will undertake four core 20 credit modules as well as a 40 credit independent study module. The programme has been designed to facilitate you to continue working by equally spreading the academic load across both years of study. It encompasses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include: lectures; external experts; tutorials and practical activities. We will also join other programmes for some generic and enrichment sessions. You will be required to undertake a significant amount of independent personal study, for example, background reading and assignment work. This will be further enhanced by a social learning community, including a peer support network and enhanced personal and academic tutoring.

In these sessions you will be prepared for working in school as a qualified teacher by developing an understanding of planning, assessment, classroom management, child development and many other aspects of the role of a teacher. Some of the material covered will be discrete provision, whereas some will be embedded within other modules to demonstrate how theory links to practice. These sessions involve discussions and activities designed to develop your academic oral and written skills, enabling you to engage in and construct reasoned arguments, supported by relevant educational theory and research.

Professional and Educational Studies

These sessions develop your understanding of planning, assessment, classroom management, child development and many other aspects of the role of a qualified teacher. Some of the material covered discretely during this provision is also embedded within other modules to illustrate how theory links to practice. These sessions involve discussions and activities designed to develop your academic, oral and written skills. The content of these sessions is informed by current evidence-based practice and supported by relevant educational theory, legislation and research.

Teaching Primary English

This module develops knowledge and understanding of how language and literacy skills are acquired, developed and interrelated. Key issues relating to oracy, reading and writing will be explored and discussed, with reference to personal experience and theory. This module will develop your understanding of learning theories and pedagogical approaches to effective primary English teaching through analysis and evaluation of underlying principles. It will provide you with an opportunity to use research; apply theory to practice; analyse and justify pedagogical approaches to effective primary English education and address barriers to pupil progress, including the particular needs of children learning English as an additional language. The importance of children’s errors and misconceptions; the role of assessment and the value of talk in primary classrooms will be central amongst the aspects of pedagogy you will study.

Teaching Primary Mathematics

This module will enable you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of mathematics and evaluate its professional application and role within both the Foundation Stage and Primary National Curriculum. The three key elements will enable you to evaluate the creative ways and the mastery approach in which children learn mathematics; through developing effective curriculum, pedagogical and personal mathematical subject knowledge.

Teaching Primary Science

This module will enable you to develop a foundation of subject specific knowledge, conceptual understanding and pedagogical and process skills, which you can transfer to an EYFS or primary classroom context. It will also evaluate the nature and role of science in society and how key issues impact on the delivery of effective primary science. There is a focus on pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies, such as practical activities, including outdoor learning. Identifying and addressing children’s misconceptions is another key aspect of this module.

Enrichment Studies

These sessions aim to enhance your initial teacher training through:

  • time with guest speakers, such as The Children’s Parliament;
  • focusing on a wider range of educational issues, for example, sustainability in Bradford;
  • introducing you to a broader range of educational approaches, such as, Philosophy for Children.

Global Dimensions

This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the scope and nature of the Humanities and Creative Arts in the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 classrooms. The module will explore what connects people to the rest of the world as you will explore approaches to delivering the Foundation subjects within the primary national curriculum. You will also explore practical ways of planning and implementing a Global Dimension into both the discrete curricular of the subjects as well as opportunities for integration and cross-curricular links.

Dissertation

This double module provides you with the opportunity to further your professional and academic development by pursuing a line of enquiry and its implications in depth. The dissertation process allows you to undertake research in an educational setting. Throughout the dissertation process you will develop your content and pedagogical knowledge as well as your research, interpersonal, communication, organisational and time management skills.

This programme combines face to face and online sessions with practical work and directed study. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include: lectures; external experts; visits; tutorials and practical activities.

You are expected to complement your College provision with personal study. Such activity includes background reading, assignment work and contributions to a peer-learning community as well as enhanced personal tutoring.

Placements in educational settings provide an opportunity for you to develop professional transferable skills, attitudes and behaviours and are a context in which you can transfer theory to practice.

  • This programme is structured so you spend one full day a week in College, during which you will undertake four core 20 credit modules as well as a 40 credit independent study module. The programme has been designed to facilitate you to continue working by equally spreading the academic load across both years of study. It encompasses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include: lectures; external experts; tutorials and practical activities. We will also join other programmes for some generic and enrichment sessions. You will be required to undertake a significant amount of independent personal study, for example, background reading and assignment work. This will be further enhanced by a social learning community, including a peer support network and enhanced personal and academic tutoring.
  • In these sessions you will be prepared for working in school as a qualified teacher by developing an understanding of planning, assessment, classroom management, child development and many other aspects of the role of a teacher. Some of the material covered will be discrete provision, whereas some will be embedded within other modules to demonstrate how theory links to practice. These sessions involve discussions and activities designed to develop your academic oral and written skills, enabling you to engage in and construct reasoned arguments, supported by relevant educational theory and research.

  • Professional and Educational Studies

    These sessions develop your understanding of planning, assessment, classroom management, child development and many other aspects of the role of a qualified teacher. Some of the material covered discretely during this provision is also embedded within other modules to illustrate how theory links to practice. These sessions involve discussions and activities designed to develop your academic, oral and written skills. The content of these sessions is informed by current evidence-based practice and supported by relevant educational theory, legislation and research.

    Teaching Primary English

    This module develops knowledge and understanding of how language and literacy skills are acquired, developed and interrelated. Key issues relating to oracy, reading and writing will be explored and discussed, with reference to personal experience and theory. This module will develop your understanding of learning theories and pedagogical approaches to effective primary English teaching through analysis and evaluation of underlying principles. It will provide you with an opportunity to use research; apply theory to practice; analyse and justify pedagogical approaches to effective primary English education and address barriers to pupil progress, including the particular needs of children learning English as an additional language. The importance of children’s errors and misconceptions; the role of assessment and the value of talk in primary classrooms will be central amongst the aspects of pedagogy you will study.

    Teaching Primary Mathematics

    This module will enable you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of mathematics and evaluate its professional application and role within both the Foundation Stage and Primary National Curriculum. The three key elements will enable you to evaluate the creative ways and the mastery approach in which children learn mathematics; through developing effective curriculum, pedagogical and personal mathematical subject knowledge.

    Teaching Primary Science

    This module will enable you to develop a foundation of subject specific knowledge, conceptual understanding and pedagogical and process skills, which you can transfer to an EYFS or primary classroom context. It will also evaluate the nature and role of science in society and how key issues impact on the delivery of effective primary science. There is a focus on pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies, such as practical activities, including outdoor learning. Identifying and addressing children’s misconceptions is another key aspect of this module.

  • Enrichment Studies

    These sessions aim to enhance your initial teacher training through:

    • time with guest speakers, such as The Children’s Parliament;
    • focusing on a wider range of educational issues, for example, sustainability in Bradford;
    • introducing you to a broader range of educational approaches, such as, Philosophy for Children.

    Global Dimensions

    This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the scope and nature of the Humanities and Creative Arts in the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 classrooms. The module will explore what connects people to the rest of the world as you will explore approaches to delivering the Foundation subjects within the primary national curriculum. You will also explore practical ways of planning and implementing a Global Dimension into both the discrete curricular of the subjects as well as opportunities for integration and cross-curricular links.

    Dissertation

    This double module provides you with the opportunity to further your professional and academic development by pursuing a line of enquiry and its implications in depth. The dissertation process allows you to undertake research in an educational setting. Throughout the dissertation process you will develop your content and pedagogical knowledge as well as your research, interpersonal, communication, organisational and time management skills.

  • This programme combines face to face and online sessions with practical work and directed study. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include: lectures; external experts; visits; tutorials and practical activities.

    You are expected to complement your College provision with personal study. Such activity includes background reading, assignment work and contributions to a peer-learning community as well as enhanced personal tutoring.

    Placements in educational settings provide an opportunity for you to develop professional transferable skills, attitudes and behaviours and are a context in which you can transfer theory to practice.

Assessment

In order to meet the professional requirements of the programme and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will:

  • attain the academic award;
  • successfully meet the Teachers’ Standards by passing all school placements;
  • present high-quality evidence to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards.

 

The academic and professional aspects of this programme are assessed discreetly via two different processes;

Academic Assessment

You will complete half the necessary academic credits in your first year by undertaking three assessments. In your second year you will complete two assessments, one worth 20 credits. The other assessment in your second year is your dissertation, an independent study worth 40 credits.

Your assessment activities are linked to the key learning outcomes of the programme and individual module outlines. Forms of assessment across the modules are wide ranging, including oral presentations, making resources and written pieces.

Professional Assessment

You will receive formative assessment information at the end of your first placement which you can build on during your second placement. You will be assessed and awarded summative grades against the Teachers’ Standards at the end of your second placement.

Entry requirements

Foundation Degree in a relevant subject
Successful completion
GCSE Mathematics, English Language, and one Science subject
Grade 4 or C
DBS
Satisafactory Enhanced Check
Health Check
Pass

The minimum qualifications requirements for this programme are:

  • Successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree (HE Level 5) or equivalent
  • Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE level in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject and/or their equivalents (Potential international students’ qualifications will be checked by UK ENIC for appropriate equivalency)
  • A successful health check
  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS records check

If your application is successful you will be invited to an interview.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work or voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the Admission Team for further information and support.

Work experience

Placements in educational settings are a context in which you can translate theory into practice. College and partnership schools work together to develop your expertise in relation to the many elements of a teacher’s role.

Placements also provide you with an opportunity to develop transferable skills, attitudes and behaviours. A multi-week placement in a different educational setting is provided in each year of your programme. Your time in school is structured to prepare you for your teaching experience. The time and roles in which you are primarily responsible for a whole class increases gradually over the duration of each placement. In school you are supported by a College-based link-tutor as well as designated staff in your host setting.

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"We currently have 3 students on this programme and through the programme content, they are well prepared to fulfil all elements of teaching, planning and assessment."

Local Headteacher

Next steps

The combination of College and school-based provision produces a firm foundation upon which you can build your future career.

Graduating from this programme will provide you with the necessary subject and pedagogical knowledge, professional tool kit and behaviours to operate as an effective primary or EYFS teacher. You could also work in other areas of the education sector, such as the Museums Service.

Graduates from this programme have progressed into many teaching posts across a variety of settings within and beyond West Yorkshire. They have successfully operated in many different types of educational establishments ranging from mainstream primary settings to those which specialise in Early Years or special needs provision.

We work with some of our graduates who have progressed to strategic management positions such as SENDCo and leadership roles in schools.

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Tuition fees

£8,750 per year

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