BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (School Based Route)

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Overview

Course Length:4 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Faculty of Education
Location:School-based Training
Edge Hill University
Example Offers:CCC (A Level) or MMM (BTEC)
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Clearing & Adjustment:Places Available
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching;
  • Study towards a major subject specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science;
  • Benefit from a programme which is delivered almost entirely in school, training alongside expert teachers, and which is fully supported by the University.

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

This innovative school-based model of initial teacher training was designed by the Edge Hill University Partnership who wanted to collaborate more closely on the delivery of the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of an undergraduate initial teacher training degree. The aim was to create an initial teacher training degree which could potentially be studied while also in full-time employment.

Therefore, on this four-year programme, the training is delivered through study weeks and twilight taught sessions by trainers from across the Edge Hill University partnership, complemented by tasks undertaken in a school setting. It provides the opportunity to study for a degree leading to QTS, with Edge Hill University, from anywhere in the North West.

The school-based route is suitable for well-experienced trainees who would prefer to spend more time in school and learn while working.

We want to recruit trainees who actively demonstrate a strong commitment to primary teaching as a career. You must have an appreciation of the demands of teaching and should have made a conscious decision about your place in the teaching profession. Imagination and resourcefulness to meet the challenges facing today’s teachers are essential.

Successful candidates are likely to have lively minds, excellent communication skills and the potential to develop outstanding subject and pedagogical knowledge and leadership skills within teaching.

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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In Depth

What will I study?

The course is an innovative school-based training programme designed to ensure that you have opportunities to develop as an outstanding practitioner who is able to make links between theory and practice, and to be trained in a range of highly relevant contexts.

A number of subject 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 required to become an outstanding classroom teacher;
  • Develop your own knowledge of all of 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;
  • 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 to teaching a full class on your own as you become more confident in the classroom.

The programme includes a major subject specialism in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages or Science.

You will also have the opportunity to study a minor specialism (subject to numbers) in one of the following subjects:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education;
  • English as an Additional Language;
  • Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

How will I study?

When you join this school-based programme, you must be employed or volunteering for a minimum of one day per week in a primary school and your Head Teacher will agree to support your progress with the degree for the duration of the course.

You will undertake formally assessed professional practices in your own setting in preparation for a final professional practice in an alternative school.

Your pedagogical and subject specific knowledge will be developed through a comprehensive training programme, blending face-to-face university-based learning experiences with online and school-based training.

Drawing on Edge Hill University’s experience of working with diverse trainees, the University-based sessions will be planned for two weeks (Monday to Friday) each year, typically one week in September and another in July.

In addition, you will attend face-to face sessions in the evening approximately six times per term in a partner setting. During these face-to-face sessions you will undertake subject specific training and develop your professional identity as a Trainee Teacher.

Following your study weeks, you will complete a range of online learning activities and school-based tasks to develop your independent learning ability. You will also participate in online group tasks to forge professional links with peers and engage in professional dialogue.

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.

There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught 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.

A Great Study Environment

Throughout the programme, you will be supported in school by an Edge Hill University Partnership Trainer and also by an Edge Hill University Personal Tutor to ensure that you have a training experience that is tailored towards your individual needs. This will build strong links between theory and practice, so that you can apply pedagogical knowledge in the classroom and reflect upon it immediately.

You will be trained in at least two of our partner schools (one of which will be your host school), so that you have contrasting experiences of educational settings and you will be encouraged to reflect upon such differences.

Modules

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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

PED1012Partnership Led Curriculum - Foundation Subjects (20 credits)

Partnership Led Curriculum – Foundation Subjects develops subject specific knowledge whilst reflecting on a broad range of pedagogical possibilities. Sessions will involve a blend between subjects, for example History and Art or Religious Education and Music. This will involve a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and school-led experiences. A creative and experiential approach to learning will be applied and may include a modelled field trip, a trainee conference or an alternative initiative. The aim is to enhance your understanding of the value of a rich curriculum that supports children’s entitlement to social, physical, moral, spiritual, cultural, and aesthetic development.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1013Minor Specialism (20 credits)

Minor Specialism seeks to develop your knowledge and understanding of a specific subject of personal interest. You will be able to choose from Art; Design Technology; Early Years Foundation Stage; English as an Additional Language; Geography; History; Learning Outside The Classroom; Music; Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education; Physical Education; Religious Education; and Special Education Needs and Disabilities.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1015Academic and Professional Development 1 (20 credits)

Academic and Professional Development 1 introduces you to the programme’s approach to your academic, personal and professional development. You will be immersed in key theories related to children’s development and begin to develop your knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching within a primary context.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1016Academic and Professional Development 2 (20 credits)

Academic and Professional Development 2 introduces you to further aspects of academic, personal and professional development. The module will also enable you to begin to build the professional skills, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and values required by the Teachers’ Standards.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1017Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - English and Computing (20 credits)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning – English and Computing introduces you to the English and Computing elements of the primary curriculum and will outline the evidence-based subject knowledge that underpins effective teaching, learning and assessment in these subjects. The module will cover the separate strands of the English curriculum, i.e. reading, writing and spoken language, as well as the shift in the primary Computing curriculum from ICT skills to computer science.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1018Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Science (20 credits)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning – Mathematics and Science introduces you to the Mathematics and Science elements of the primary curriculum and will outline the evidence-based subject knowledge that underpins effective teaching, learning and assessment in these subjects. You will begin to consider how children might be effectively supported by their teacher to learn the skills, knowledge and understanding required for successful progress in Mathematics and Science.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED1111Primary Professional Practice - Phase 1A (20 credits)

Primary Professional Practice – Phase 1A is the first of three assessed professional practice modules and will be undertaken in a Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classroom. You will develop your approach to all aspects of the role of the teacher, initially with small groups and, as the module develops, with whole classes. An individual development plan will be devised and you will undertake a range of training experiences linked to the requirements of the placement and your own particular needs.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

PED2016Partnership Led Curriculum - Inspiring Learning Experiences in Foundation Subjects (20 credits)

Partnership Led Curriculum – Inspiring Learning Experiences in Foundation Subjects identifies specific subject knowledge whilst reflecting on a broad range of pedagogical foundations. The module incorporates a broad and rich blend of all the foundation subjects taught in partnership with schools. Sessions will involve linking subjects, such as History and Art or Religious Education and Music. This will involve a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and school-led experiences. A creative and experiential approach to learning will be applied and may include a modelled field trip, a trainee conference or an alternative initiative.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2019Academic and Professional Development 3 (20 credits)

Academic and Professional Development 3 enhances your personal and professional development, revisiting aspects of pedagogy to consolidate and extend your knowledge, understanding and skills while continuing to develop your personal and academic study skills. You will also assess the factors involved in considering the needs of every child as an individual learner, and evaluate the role of all involved in supporting pupils’ progress.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2020Academic and Professional Development 4 (20 credits)

Academic and Professional Development 4 continues to enhance your personal and professional development, revisiting further aspects of pedagogy to consolidate and extend your knowledge, understanding and skills while continuing to develop your personal and academic study skills. You will also critically evaluate the needs of the individual child, particularly in relation to special educational needs and disability, as well as English as an additional language (EAL), and consider approaches which are designed to ensure the inclusion of all learners.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2021Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - English and Computing (20 credits)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning – English and Computing is designed to further enhance your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum with a particular focus on advancing your subject knowledge in English and Computing.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2022Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Science (20 credits)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning – Mathematics and Science is designed to further enhance your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum with a particular focus on advancing your subject knowledge in Mathematics and Science.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2222Primary Professional Practice - Phase 1B (40 credits)

Primary Professional Practice – Phase 1B is the second of three assessed professional practice modules and will be undertaken in a Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classroom. You will enhance your approaches to all aspects of the role of the teacher, initially with small groups and, as the module develops, with whole classes. Your individual development plan will be reviewed and revised as appropriate and you will undertake a range of training experiences linked to the requirements of the placement and your own particular needs.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will study one of the following modules based on your choice of major subject specialism.

PED2012English Specialist Subject (20 credits)

English Specialist Subject considers the guiding principles of English teaching in primary schools. It will develop your knowledge of the nature of language and literacy through reflection on personal experience and consideration of the rich and diverse language backgrounds of pupils you will teach. You will reflect upon what it means to be literate in the 21st century and explore appropriate approaches to teaching which are consistent with the views identified. The module will equip you with the appropriate subject knowledge to inform planning and raise your awareness of the research underpinning different pedagogic approaches and models of practice to inspire passion and enthusiasm for the subject.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2013Mathematics Specialist Subject (20 credits)

Mathematics Specialist Subject enables you to develop a strong understanding of children’s development and learning which will underpin successful teaching and curriculum development in schools. The module will develop your ability to share your knowledge with colleagues, which you will need to do as a potential curriculum leader. You will also acquire appropriate subject knowledge to inform planning and an awareness of the research underpinning different pedagogic approaches and models of practice to inspire passion and enthusiasm for the subject.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2014Science Specialist Subject (20 credits)

Science Specialist Subject considers the guiding principles of science education in primary schools. You will gain knowledge of children’s development and learning in the sciences and develop the ability to share your knowledge with colleagues, something which you will need to do as a potential curriculum leader. The module will equip you with the appropriate subject knowledge to inform planning and ensure you have an awareness of the research underpinning different pedagogic approaches and models of practice to inspire passion and enthusiasm for the subject.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED2015Modern Languages Specialist Subject (20 credits)

Modern Languages Specialist Subject considers the guiding principles of modern languages teaching and learning in primary schools. You will gain knowledge of children’s development and learning in primary modern languages and develop the ability to share your knowledge with colleagues, something which you will need to do as a potential curriculum leader. The module will equip you with the appropriate subject knowledge to inform planning and ensure you have an awareness of the research underpinning different pedagogic approaches and models of practice to inspire passion and enthusiasm for the subject.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

PED3010Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (40 credits)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning enhances your personal and professional development, revisiting aspects of pedagogy to consolidate and extend your knowledge, understanding and skills while continuing to develop your personal and academic study skills. You will continue to refine your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum with a particular focus on developing subject knowledge for English, Mathematics, Science, and Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL).


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED3011Developing the Reflective Practitioner (40 credits)

Developing the Reflective Practitioner enables you to understand the reflective practice cycle (Pollard, 2010) and to engage with this to allow you to develop as a reflective practitioner. The module will develop your critical analysis skills through facilitating opportunities for you to examine relevant academic texts associated with reflective practice. You will develop your understanding of the importance of analysing critical incidents with a view to informing practice, building on your reflective writing skills so that you can compose a critique of your own professional development, identifying actions for development and evaluating progress.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED3016Minor Specialism (10 credits)

Minor Specialism develops and reflect upon subject specific knowledge and the application of this knowledge in a professional context for your minor subject specialism. This may involve a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and out-of-the-classroom and/or school-led experiences, such as visiting activity centres, museums, galleries and a range of educational setting including nurseries and specialist provision.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PED3333Primary Professional Practice - Phase 2 (40 credits)

Primary Professional Practice – Phase 2 is the third of three assessed professional practice modules and will be undertaken in a Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classroom. You will develop your approaches to all aspects of the role of the teacher and will lead the teaching and learning within the class for 80% of the planned timetable. You will undertake a range of training experiences linked to the requirements of the placement and your own particular needs. Your individual development plan will be reviewed and refined as appropriate and used as the basis for establishing a Career Entry and Development Profile.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will study one of the following modules based on your choice of major subject specialism.

PED3012English Specialist Subject (30 credits)

English Specialist Subject completes your study of the English specialism. The module will enable you to develop a strong understanding of relevant curriculum development issues from a whole school perspective. It will include participation in two school-led curriculum development projects involving the enhancement of relevant subject knowledge and the planning, implementation, evaluation and communication of outcomes. The first of these projects will be a joint exercise with other trainees, teachers and lecturers, while the second will be implemented individually in a school setting (or cluster). The module is designed to enhance your potential as a future subject leader.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

PED3013Mathematics Specialist Subject (30 credits)

Mathematics Specialist Subject completes your study of the Mathematics specialism. The module will enable you to develop a strong understanding of relevant curriculum development issues and to relate these to the design and findings of your own practitioner research project. It will include participation in two school-led curriculum development projects involving enhancement of relevant subject knowledge and the planning, implementation, evaluation and communication of outcomes. The first of these projects will be a joint exercise with other trainees, teachers and lecturers, while the second will be implemented individually in a school setting (or cluster). The module is designed to enhance your potential as a future subject leader.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

PED3014Science Specialist Subject (30 credits)

Science Specialist Subject completes your study of the Science specialism. The module will enable you to develop a strong understanding of relevant curriculum development issues from a whole school perspective. It will include participation in two school-led curriculum development projects involving the enhancement of relevant subject knowledge and the planning, implementation, evaluation and communication of outcomes. The first of these projects will be a joint exercise with other trainees, teachers and lecturers, while the second will be implemented individually in a school setting (or cluster). The module is designed to enhance your potential as a future subject leader.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

PED3015Modern Languages Specialist Subject (30 credits)

Modern Languages Specialist Subject completes your study of the Modern Languages specialism. The module will enable you to develop a strong understanding of relevant curriculum development issues from a whole school perspective. It will include participation in two school-led curriculum development projects involving the enhancement of relevant subject knowledge and the planning, implementation, evaluation and communication of outcomes. The first of these projects will be a joint exercise with other trainees, teachers and lecturers, while the second will be implemented individually in a school setting (or cluster). The module is designed to enhance your potential as a future subject leader.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

360 academic credits are studied on the programme in total, in addition to 80 ungraded credits for the Professional Practice modules.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 96 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

You are expected to have a commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher.

You should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing part-time experience in the role of the teaching assistant (voluntary or paid), equivalent to a minimum of one day a week for the school year for the duration of the programme with the approval of the Head Teacher (and their commitment to support your progress).

UK/EU citizenship or indefinite leave to remain in the UK is required to join this programme.

Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

For September 2019 entry only, 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.

An interview forms part of the selection process. The admissions panel will prioritise for interview those with the greatest strengths in relation to:

  • Experience of working with children in a primary school setting;
  • Knowledge of the Primary National Curriculum;
  • Personal and presentational qualities as well as the use of spoken and written English;
  • Intellectual and academic ability, supported by a recent academic reference.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 96 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: CCC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 45 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

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.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2020/21, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2019/20 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2019pt.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Apply

How to Apply

Apply directly to Edge Hill University using the online application form for your intended major subject specialism.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

18th July 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

Professional Skills Tests have been removed from the entry criteria for September 2020 entry onwards. Details of the replacement for the tests are still to be announced, however they will be benchmarked against a defined set of English and Mathematics skills that students will be expected to have by the end of the course (rather than at the point of entry).

The Professional Skills Tests remain part of the entry requirements for September 2019 entry in line with Government policy.

29th March 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

The wording of the entry criteria around demonstrating relevant experience has been amended to remove the stipulation of having a minimum of one year\’s part-time experience in the role of the teaching assistant. The revised wording states that applicants are expected to have a commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher.

You should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing part-time experience in the role of the teaching assistant (voluntary or paid), equivalent to a minimum of one day a week for the school year for the duration of the programme with the approval of the Head Teacher (and their commitment to support your progress).