Course Overview

This module has been designed to provide the opportunity for secondary and primary school educational professionals and NQTs to be updated on the latest developments in primary education and to discuss how these developments impact on professional practice in a primary context.

The module will enable students to develop a knowledge and understanding of relevant developments and how skills can be transferred to meet the requirements of selected developments.

Module aims include:

To develop a critical understanding of current developments in primary education and their potential impact on children’s learning.

To consider an integrated and reflective approach to the learning process in which research, theory and academic understanding are demonstrated through discussion and the completion of relevant tasks.

To enhance lifelong learning skills, personal and professional development, enabling teachers enrolled on the course to work with self direction and originality.


Modules Covered

Modules covered:

  • Self-evaluation and career development
  • Classroom organisation/displays/reading corner/role play area/etc
  • Behaviour management/working with parents
  • Inclusion/SEN/EAL
  • Safeguarding
  • IT/Computing
  • Speaking/Listening/Poetry
  • & Drama
  • Language – reading/writing
  • Creativity in the curriculum.
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Foundation subjects 
  • Art and Design

Learning Methods

The content will be delivered through tutor-led lectures, group seminars, group discussions, individual tutorials and Moodle.


Course attendees can opt to attend the course and complete the module tasks. They can also complete the optional assessment portfolio and assessment in order to qualify for 20 UCAS points.

A 4000 word portfolio on a given number of tasks.  Each session has a task set from which you can select the tasks that you feel is most appropriate to your professional development.

A 4000 word discursive essay on a chosen area, which you will research, analyse and evaluate, reaching a considered conclusion, based on theory, research detail, experience and professional development.


Work Placement/Fieldwork

Students can choose their existing workplace or negotiate another local venue to gain one day per week work experience.

Entry Requirements

Students must have qualified teacher status and 5 years’ teaching experience. 

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Evidence of your teaching qualifications.
  • A verbal or written reference from your most recent employer

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees