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Primary Education Studies (Accelerated) BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Everyone in the UK has a right to education, but what does this actually mean? And what exactly is a primary education? Our accelerated Primary Education Studies degree examines how children learn and how primary education has developed both in the UK and around the world. In just two years, you'll gain the skills, knowledge and real-life experience to help you move swiftly onto qualified teacher training or launch a career working with children in schools and other learning environments.**Who’s the course for?**This course is ideal for anyone interested in working with children aged 3 to 11 in a range of learning environments including primary schools, museums, cultural institutions or charities, as well as educational research or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).If you dream of becoming a primary school teacher, this degree also provides an excellent platform for you to move straight onto a qualified teacher training course, such as UCB's PGCE Primary Education (QTS) – making it possible for you to become a qualified primary school teacher within three years**Why should I study the course?**- **ACCELERATED DEGREE** – Start your future in just two years with our accelerated BA course, with the opportunity to progress onto teacher training (PGCE) or move directly into industry- **WORK PLACEMENTS** – Apply your training to real-world practice on multiple work placements in a variety of industry settings, from schools and charities to museums and theatres- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – We work with you to provide experience relevant to your career aspirations, allowing you to explore particular roles and sectors within the education field**Great. Tell me some more**Focusing on the development of children aged 3 to 11, this course examines four key areas: practitioner identity, the child as a learner, the learning environment and political and cultural context.Our course features work-based modules where you will undertake placements in a range of settings in order to gain a wealth of experience working with children and other education professionals, as well as experiencing the exciting and dynamic areas where education professionals can work. If you are interested in exploring a particular role or specific sector, we can work with you to help provide you with relevant experience to match your interests and career aims.**What skills will I gain?**You will learn how educational policies and curricula are developed and gain the skills needed to work collaboratively in a range of roles.You will gain knowledge about children's physical and neurological development, explore language, cognition and behaviour, as well as learning about educational philosophy, ethics and the social and historical context of education in the UK.By undertaking placements, you will develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of the process of learning and teaching within a range of settings.**What about the future?** Completing this degree provides an excellent platform for you to move onto further professional training towards roles such as primary school teacher or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher. On completing the two-year degree, you will be able to move onto our PGCE Primary Education (QTS) course (subject to interview), making it possible for you to obtain both an undergraduate degree and Master's level qualification within just three years.You will also be able to continue your studies on other postgraduate level and professional courses.Alternatively, if you want to get into industry straight away, the BA (Hons) course will enable you to pursue a range of other career opportunities, such as:- Community education officer- Museum education officer- Education administrator- Education consultant- Further educa

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

A-levels: Grade profile of 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-levels (e.g. A*A* or BBC) in any subject combination.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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