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Early Years - Primary Education (3-7) with QTS BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Link theory to practice as you discover more about the development of children from birth to eight years old in a range of early childhood settings.

Course overview

At the heart of this course is a vision of transforming you into a teacher, ready to enter the profession with confidence as a skilled professional and equipped to make a significant contribution to the education of children now and in the future.

Why study this course with us?

Our course offers you:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, with enhancement in age-phases either side (e.g. 0-3 and Key Stage 2)
  • Extensive experience in schools with at least 24 weeks in at least four schools or settings
  • Excellent coverage of primary curriculum subject areas and Early Years Foundation Stage Areas of Learning and Development for Early Years, enhances your skills, your confidence and your potential employment prospects
  • The opportunity to develop an area of personal, professional significance interest
  • Guidance and support from a team of highly skilled and dedicated tutors in University and in schools/ settings.

Teaching methods

School-based learning is a rewarding aspect of the course. In each year, you will experience a period of time in school developing your teaching skills. There may also be an opportunity for a placement abroad.

Assessment

We use a wide range of formal and informal formative assessment strategies. These can include essays, small group assessment, semi-structured discussions, presentations and peer assessment. There are observations of your teaching and professional practice.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 63%

    31st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    65th

    20

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