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Bradford College

Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase*

UCAS Code: X123

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 minimum (grade B/5 in English preferred). Please contact the College directly for advice regarding acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Pass in a Foundation Degree, HND, or Diploma of Higher Education.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase with QTS offers you an intensive two-year full-time route into teaching, with the emphasis on school experience. This course prepares trainee teachers to teach within the full primary age range (3-11) on your chosen route: 3-7, 5-11, or 7-11. Successful completion of the course leads to the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status, as well as an Honours degree. The degree course is structured so you spend one or two full days a week in college and one day a week in school, which extends to two days in school after the first semester. We have strong partnership links with local schools, whose staff make a significant contribution to your training. Partnership schools are situated in Bradford and the neighbouring local authorities to give a wide range of experiences and to meet the needs of students from across the region. Each year there is a school placement with serial visits and a teaching block. This lets you develop sound professional relationships with staff and children. You are never 'thrown in at the deep end', but supported by school staff and College tutors until you develop confidence. Your Individual Development Profile will be used to track your progress towards gaining Qualified Teacher Status. The College experience is rich, broad and balanced and you will be prepared to teach the diverse range of subjects throughout the primary phases. Foundation subjects are an integral part of the programme. The course also allows the students to gain the Chartered Teacher of the PSHE Association which is a nationally recognised framework for developing effective practice in PSHE education and excellent professional development. During the final year of the degree, you will be given the opportunity to learn about applying for teaching posts, interview techniques and to address other professionally relevant issues.

*PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.

Modules

The degree course is structured so you spend one or two full days a week in college and one day a week in school, which extends to two days in school after the first semester. You will undertake five core 20 credit modules as well as a 40 credit independent study module. Core Modules include: School Experience - this runs throughout the two year programme. In these sessions you will be prepared for working in school as a qualified teacher by developing an understanding of planning, assessment, classroom management and child development. Academic oral and written skills, enabling you to engage in and construct reasoned arguments, supported by relevant educational theory and research are also developed. Teaching Primary Mathematics/Developing Primary Language and Literacy/Developing Primary Science - these three modules will be taken in year one and are designed to develop a firm foundation of subject knowledge, skills and understanding with which to underpin effective classroom pedagogy in line with the current National Curriculum. Global Dimensions through the Humanities & Creative Arts - this module takes place in year two and the purpose of this innovative and creative module is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the scope and nature of the Humanities and Creative Arts across the primary age phases. Action Research - you will begin preparation for this module at the end of year one. The aim of this strategy is to give you an explicit understanding of the requirements of effective educational research and the assessment brief.

Assessment methods

The course uses a range of teaching and learning methods which include workshops and lectures central for your effective professional development. There are also opportunities for you to make presentations, take part in discussions, explore the application of ICT and share relevant classroom or other educational experiences. Teaching methods mirror the kind of approached used in schools and combine a wide range of resources including video, ICT and online resources. We encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and offer you high quality support from personal tutors. You will be assessed through coursework assignments, oral presentations and written examinations. Your practical teaching skills will be assessed by your performance in school at each stage of the course. Most of the Modules are assessed by assignment and/or presentation.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Education, Ofsted and Primary ITT

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

50%
low
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

20%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
12%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

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