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BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS*

Summary 2014/15

  • Train to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching whilst gaining Qualified Teacher Status and an honours degree;
  • Study towards a major subject specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science;
  • Benefit from a programme which comprises significant time in school, training alongside expert teachers and which is fully supported by the University;
  • 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.

* Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

This innovative programme, which has been developed by Primary education experts, provides an exciting opportunity to train to teach in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. If you are committed to becoming an outstanding, creative Primary teacher and you want to acquire 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 in which you will develop your knowledge and teaching skills. 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 receive individual support throughout your degree to ensure you can achieve your potential and 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.

Location: Edge Hill University
This programme is also available as a 4-year school-based route where the training is delivered almost entirely in a school context by trainers from across the Edge Hill University partnership. Read more at www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/courses/primary-education-with-qts-school-based-route.
UCAS: 0P59
Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
3 years: Full Time
Start Date: September 2014

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?

To apply for this degree through Clearing, please contact our Clearing Helpline by calling 0800 028 66 77 (free from UK landlines) or 0333 202 2201 (included in bundled minutes on UK networks). Alternatively, you can email us at clearing@edgehill.ac.uk.


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Summary 2015/16

  • Train to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching whilst gaining Qualified Teacher Status and an honours degree;
  • Study towards a major subject specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science;
  • Benefit from a programme which comprises significant time in school, training alongside expert teachers and which is fully supported by the University;
  • 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.

* Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

This innovative programme, which has been developed by Primary education experts, provides an exciting opportunity to train to teach in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. If you are committed to becoming an outstanding, creative Primary teacher and you want to acquire 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 in which you will develop your knowledge and teaching skills. 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 receive individual support throughout your degree to ensure you can achieve your potential and 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.

Location: Edge Hill University
This programme is also available as a 4-year school-based route where the training is delivered almost entirely in a school context by trainers from across the Edge Hill University partnership. Read more at www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/courses/primary-education-with-qts-school-based-route.
UCAS: 0P59
Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
3 years: Full Time
Start Date: September 2015

2015/16 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.

To study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University. Download the application form (pdf) and notes for guidance (pdf).

Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply to find out more about the application process.


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Student Profiles

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Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Training Degrees

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Faculty of Education

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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.

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.

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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 1,900 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 ten for employability (HESA 2014. Employment indicator for comparable English public universities);
  • Top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014 and Sunday Times University Guide 2014.

Interview

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

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 an Entrance Scholarship worth £2,000. Entrance Scholarships reward determination, commitment and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance or volunteering.

If you excel in sport, you can apply for a Sports Scholarship worth up to £1,000 per academic year. Sports Scholarships celebrate talent, achievement and dedication in sport and are designed to enhance your sporting performance.

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 2015/16

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2015/16, 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 which reward:

  • Outstanding examination grades;
  • Determination, commitment and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance or volunteering;
  • Talent, commitment and dedication in sport.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this programme in academic year 2015/16, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2015.

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.

Not got the entry requirements?

If you would like pre-entry advice and guidance about your qualifications, please email study@edgehill.ac.uk or call 01695 657000.

If you do not have the relevant GCSEs required for this programme, Edge Hill University offers equivalency tests in English, Mathematics and Science.

Awards

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*

Still want more?

If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team by emailing study@edgehill.ac.uk or calling 01695 657000.

If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.

You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.


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