Course Overview

This programme  provides you with the opportunity to study a range of Modules with a strong Primary Education focus currently offered by the McMillan School of Teaching, Health & Care. Successful completion of the course will enable you to enter a wide variety of education roles, including those outside of the school context.

This two year, part-time route is Stage Three of the degree course. To study on this course you must have completed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Course Structure

The course offers a range of Education Modules designed to build upon your knowledge of subject areas previously studied and equip you with skills and knowledge that are demanded of those seeking a career in education. During the course, you will also complete an extensive independent study (dissertation) on a subject related to education.

If you follow the part-time route, the dissertation will be completed in the first half of the second year.

Modules Covered

Semester one modules:

Foundation subjects and RE -This module has been designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and experience of the teaching and learning of the following subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, Geography, History and Religious Education.

Semester two modules:

Developing language - This will give you the opportunity to understand the key skills of supporting, managing and develop an understanding of language in an educational context.

Contemporary Issues in Maths and Science Education - The module presents a coherent approach to your own subject knowledge in primary science and mathematics education with an academic and professional focus.

Semester one and two modules:

Personal Philosophy of Education - This module will enable you to develop understanding of your current key skill levels and the ways in which a range of support systems and practices can assist you whilst on this course and in your future career development.

Dissertation - This module has been designed to provide the opportunity for you to understand the key skills of conducting primary and secondary research in an educational context.

Learning Methods

A wide range of  learning and teaching methods are used including: conventional lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. Increasingly, use is being made of the opportunity provided by new technologies (eg Moodle - the College's VLE) for independent and distance learning. Some elements of the programme may be shared with teachers on In-Service courses, providing you with the chance to share a rich variety of experiences. 


Each Module is subject to an assessment which relates to the material you are studying.

What's Next?

This is an ideal course if you wish to eventually progress into a career in teaching.


Successful completion of the course will enable you to enter a wide variety of education roles within the primary sector..

It has the advantage of offering you the opportunity to study educational issues before choosing to apply for a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)course.

Did You Know?

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 you individual experience, knowledge and interests – helping to support your personal growth and development.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree or equivalent and appropriate substantial Primary school experience during the last three years, eg as a Teaching Assistant.                                                                 

You will need GCSEs in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above before you progress onto a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course.

Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview.

On-going placement in an educational setting is essential.

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
Email: [email protected]

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

Programme Specification