The versatile and dynamic Primary Education (with QTS) (Hons) program of the Plymouth Marjon University is the ideal preparation for a successful and rewarding career in primary teaching, enabling you to embark on your teaching career straight after finishing your studies. Plymouth Marjon University is praised by Ofsted and the National Student Survey for providing a comprehensive and enriching teacher training programme. Building on long established partnerships with a diverse range of schools all students have ample opportunities to learn with experienced practitioners. From the start of the course students work in a range of schools gradually building up confidence and expertise.
This carefully structured course will provide you with the skills and subject knowledge required to teach all the National Curriculum subjects through working with experienced and passionate tutors in interactive and practical teaching sessions. Along with these subject studies, you’ll develop a thorough grounding in all the major skills and issues of education including special educational needs and disabilities, behaviour management, setting high expectations and identifying pupil progress, planning and assessment, managing the teaching and learning of a classroom team, child development and learning through play.
You’ll also be given the chance to select a specialism curriculum area in years two and three and choose a focus for your final-year research dissertation. The comprehensive primary programme ensures you are well-equipped to teach across the curriculum, but also offer additional skills in a chosen area, thereby enhancing your employability.
By combining academic study and practical experience in a range of placement settings in the South West and East London, you are fully prepared to embark on your NQT year. Opportunities also include working in special schools, outdoor centres and other educational settings or leading specific projects with children and young people from a range of backgrounds.
What might you become?
On completion you will be able to teach in a Primary or Special school as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). Graduates from this course have progressed quickly into specialist or leadership positions in a wide range of schools and locations. Ofsted praised the University’s ‘effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable’ (Ofsted, 2014). Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above the national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Many have gone onto leadership and management positions in schools.
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- Professional studies & first teachinqpractice
- Foundations of learning: Literacy & numeracy
- Child development & early learning
- Curriculum studies: Foundation subjects & religious education
- Professional skills of the teacher
- Curriculum studies: Core subjects
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Teaching Early Childhood Education View 136 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.
- Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above.
- Or Access 30-42 D/M with min 18D.
- And English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or grade C or above.
- International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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