Primary - general (KS1/KS2, ages 5-11), BEd

Primary - general (KS1/KS2, ages 5-11), BEd

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015, the programme offers the opportunity to become part of a long-standing heritage in training teachers since 1847. The university provides the students with exceptional support, specialist subject expertise and a network of over 400 schools for first-rate placement opportunities. You will graduate as a fully-qualified teacher with the skills to be outstanding in your career. 

About

You will make a difference to young people, supporting children with individual and diverse needs as well as developing good practice in promoting positive behaviour. Choosing to study the Key Stage 2 pathway means training to teach children aged 5 to 11 years. This includes developing children’s communication skills including speaking, reading, writing and mathematics, as well as advancing their abilities across the whole primary curriculum. Your role is important in continuing to build their foundations for healthy development through school and adult life.

You will specialise in two subjects: a core (English, maths, science) and a foundation (history, art, geography, religious education, physical education (PE), computing or primary languages). You will then be able to progress to a subject leader in a specialist area.

School placements are a core part of the course. A large proportion of our partner schools are graded Ofsted ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. This means you will benefit from working alongside teachers of exceptionally high standard. The education community includes a network of school teachers and personnel. You will benefit from a university-based personal tutor and a school-based placement mentor. The university works closely with partner schools, where students often gain their first teaching posts, and mentors provide excellent guidance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Alongside work placements and lectures, you will develop skills through work field trips and off-campus activities. For example, our students work at Cheltenham Literature Festival, delivering the Waterstones toddler story time sessions for children under five. Our Park campus hosts The Wildlife Trusts’ exciting annual Bioblitz science event where our students gain experience doing hands-on field research and analysis with children.  For creative lesson planning, we take regular trips to local destinations such as Kingsholm Rugby Stadium and Gloucester Cathedral as well as attending national conferences to share best practice.

Courses Included:

  • School Experience One
  • Foundation Subjects One
  • Professional Studies One
  • English One
  • Mathematics One
  • Science One
  • ICT One

                                                            English Language Requirements

                                                            You need the following IELTS score:

                                                            • Minimum required score:

                                                              6

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                                                            Academic Requirements

                                                            • 120 tariff points
                                                            • BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                                            • Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science subject (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.

                                                            Technological Requirements

                                                            Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure.

                                                            Tuition Fee

                                                            • International Applies to you

                                                              13500 GBP/year
                                                              Tuition Fee
                                                              Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                              9250 GBP/year
                                                              Tuition Fee
                                                              Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                                            Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                            • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                              Living Costs

                                                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                                            Funding

                                                            • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                                            • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                                            • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                                            • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                                            • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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