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Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase with QTS (Top-up)

Bradford College

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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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase with QTS (Top-Up) is one of very few top-up qualifications in England designed to enable you to gain qualified teacher status alongside a degree level qualification. This programme ultimately enables you to teach in a primary or Early Years setting. It has been created to build on your previous knowledge and school experience to develop your skill-set and into that of a qualified teacher. You can choose to be trained to teach across one of three nationally recognised routes (3-7 years, 7-11 years, or 5-11 years). It is an innovative combination of teaching and learning that results in a less intensive pathway into teaching than other routes can provide.

**Course details**

This programme is structured so you spend one full day a week in College, during which you will undertake four core 20 credit modules as well as a 40 credit independent study module. The programme has been designed to facilitate you to continue working by spreading the academic load across both years of study.
It encompasses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include: lectures; external experts; tutorials and practical activities. We will also join other programmes for some generic and enrichment sessions.

You will be required to undertake a significant amount of independent personal study, for example, background reading and assignment work. This will be further enhanced by a social learning community, including a peer support network and enhanced personal and academic tutoring. Below is a brief description of each module and the year of the programme in they will be delivered:

- School Experience Sessions (throughout your course)

- Teaching Primary English (Year 1)

- Teaching Primary Mathematics (Year 1)

- Teaching Primary Science (Year 1)

- Global Dimensions (Year 2)

- Dissertation (Year 2)

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

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