BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS*
- Train to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching;
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status and an honours degree;
- Study towards a major subject specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science;
- Initial teacher training at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for academic support and in the top two in the North West for student satisfaction, assessment and feedback, organisation and management, and teaching in the National Student Survey 2013.
"Edge Hill University provides its trainees, regardless of their chosen age range, with outstanding training": Grade 1 'outstanding' results across all 33 inspected outcomes - Ofsted Initial Teacher Education inspection report, 12/5/2011.
* Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
This innovative programme is an exciting opportunity to train to teach in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. If you are passionate about teaching and committed to becoming an excellent, creative primary teacher with a deep understanding of children’s learning and the changing Primary curriculum, then this is the programme for you.
You will develop your own interests and choose a major subject specialism from English, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Science. There is also the opportunity to select a minor subject specialism from a broad choice of subjects and gain additional placement experiences in a wide range of settings. You will qualify as an outstanding Primary teacher who is able to bring excellent subject knowledge of both a major and minor subject specialism to a first teaching post.
Edge Hill University
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2014/15 Entry Requirements
320 UCAS Tariff points, to include A Level grades BB or equivalent, plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above (or equivalent). To find out how you can achieve this Tariff score, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.
Candidates are expected to have school experience and the personal attributes, values and motivation that relate to the role of a teacher.
Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 numeracy and literacy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE grade C in Mathematics or English.
You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education's standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
How do I apply?
For the full-time programme, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply to find out more about the application process.
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What will I gain from this programme?
On successful completion of this degree you will:
- Have a strong knowledge of the Primary curriculum underpinned by excellent subject knowledge, so that you meet the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status;
- Understand how to teach in creative ways that excite and stimulate children while ensuring that they make good progress;
- Have a major specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science and a minor specialism in an additional subject;
- Appreciate that there are a variety of definitions of outstanding teaching and be able to justify your own beliefs while respecting those of others;
- Be skilled in monitoring and managing your own learning and development.
How we will support you
Your personal tutor and your trained school mentors will support you and help you to monitor and plan your own progress.
What will I study?
A number of strands run throughout the programme and ensure you will:
- Learn how to study effectively at university and take charge of your own development. Focusing on how children develop and learn, you will build up the planning, teaching and assessment skills that you need to be an outstanding classroom teacher;
- Develop your own knowledge of all the National Curriculum subjects and study how children learn them. Exploring a range of teaching methods, including the use of computing across the curriculum, the programme will immerse you in providing stimulating, imaginative and effective learning experiences for children;
- Study a major subject specialism and choose a minor specialism from the following subjects: Art; Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); Geography; History; Music; Physical Education; Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE); Religious Education; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D); Supporting Learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Within your specialisms you will have the opportunity to undertake action research projects in school and enhance your knowledge and understanding of how subjects are taught and led in school;
- Spend a significant amount of time in school, in a variety of Key Stage 1 and 2 classes, across the length of the programme. You will observe outstanding teachers in action and learn from high quality training, progressing from teaching small groups with a partner to teaching a full class on your own as you become more confident in the classroom.
How will I study?
Your school mentor and university tutors will ensure that you learn from experts within the school and university settings.
Your university experience will include lectures, seminar groups and workshops, together with independent study supported by online and distance learning materials. In workshops you will engage in and reflect on classroom-type activities.
In schools, you will undertake a range of differentiated training experiences which will be closely linked to your individual targets. You will also develop your role as a classroom teacher, assuming greater responsibility for the class as you move through the programme.
For those studying on a part-time basis, the face-to-face commitment is normally one day and one evening per week, allied with a significant amount of independent work. Professional practice in school is normally in sustained periods of up to nine weeks for both full-time and part-time students.
Who will be teaching me?
You will be taught in University and on professional practice in schools by a range of highly qualified and experienced teachers and tutors who are dedicated to excellence in Primary education and who will model high quality practice to enable you to develop your own teaching style.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment strategies will include portfolios of school-based work, written assignments, oral presentations, and observations of your teaching in schools. You will be given clear assessment criteria and constructive feedback.
What are my career prospects?
Our graduates obtain work in schools across the UK and abroad and we offer excellent support to help you gain a first post as a Newly Qualified Teacher. You will have an ability to teach in Key Stage 1 and 2 in Primary schools, a strong knowledge of Primary education and outstanding classroom skills, so that you meet and exceed the current national standards.
You will also have a thorough understanding of how to teach the Primary curriculum in creative ways that excite and stimulate children whilst ensuring that they make good progress. In addition you will have comprehensive knowledge of a specialist subject, preparing you to take a leadership role in school. Skills in monitoring and managing your own development, and an ability to reflect on alternative approaches to education, will help you to make your own informed choices and aid your career progression.
Before the end of your degree you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your first teaching post.
Further study at Edge Hill University
As a teacher you will be keen to build your skills as your career progresses. Edge Hill University is one of the largest providers of Professional Development for teachers in the country. You could gain further qualifications through your work in schools and settings, or through further in-depth study.
During your Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme we will carefully prepare you for your Induction Year by helping you to identify your continuing training needs. Edge Hill's Professional Development Team will continue to support you through your Induction Year and be available to you throughout your teaching career.
A Great Study Environment
Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Edge Hill University campus is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.
Everything you could want is on one site with 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities, more than 1,700 rooms in halls of residence, and fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise. There is also a University library, providing you with access to thousands of books, journals, online resources and extensive PC and media provision.
You will get all the support you need to succeed, reflected in Edge Hill University being ranked:
- Top in the North West for graduate employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013;
- Top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013 and Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Before you gain a place on this programme, if your initial application is successful you will be invited for an interview which consists of an interview to find out about your current skills and abilities, your experience of primary teaching and what you have already learnt about primary education. You will also take a written test to assess your level of standard written English, your subject knowledge in English, Mathematics and Science, and your ability to respond to written text. All interviewees will receive a guidance booklet prior to interview.
Fees and Finance
Academic Year 2014/15: Full-Time Study
If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee is £9,000 per annum.
Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished your degree and are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.
Eligible full-time UK students can also apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, subject to household income, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.
Exceptions to eligibility for student funding may apply if you have enrolled on any previous higher education study (at level 4 or level 5), even if you didn't achieve a qualification, or if the course you are joining at Edge Hill University is of an equivalent or lower level to a qualification you already hold.
Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships for eligible prospective students that you may qualify to receive. The High Achievers Scholarship and Liverpool Scholarship reward outstanding grades and the National Scholarship Programme supports those from lower income families.
You can also apply for Entrance Scholarships, worth up to £2,000, which reward determination, commitment and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, performance, sport or volunteering.
To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our talented and dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.
For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2014.
Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only. Fees and finance information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.
Academic Year 2014/15: Part-Time Study
If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a part-time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee is £75 per credit for academic year 2014/15, i.e. £750 per 10 credit module, £1,500 per 20 credit module, £2,250 per 30 credit module and £4,500 per 60 credit module. A total of 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.
Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished your degree, or the April four years after the start of the programme, whichever is sooner. Repayments will only commence if you are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.
Exceptions to eligibility for student funding may apply if you have enrolled on any previous part-time higher education study (at level 4 or level 5), even if you didn't achieve a qualification, or if the course you are joining at Edge Hill University is of an equivalent or lower level to a qualification you already hold.
Fee waivers of up to £1,500 are available to eligible part-time students through the National Scholarship Programme.
For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2014pt.
Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.
Not got the entry requirements?
If you would like pre-entry advice and guidance about your qualifications, please email email@example.com or call 01695 657000.
If you do not have the relevant GCSEs required for this programme, Edge Hill University offers GCSE equivalency tests in English, Mathematics and Science.
On successful completion of the programme, your final award will reflect your major subject specialism. You will graduate with one of the following award titles:
- BA (Hons) Primary English Education with QTS*
- BA (Hons) Primary Mathematics Education with QTS*
- BA (Hons) Primary Modern Languages Education with QTS*
- BA (Hons) Primary Science Education with QTS*
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