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Primary Education - Work-Based Route (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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Students on the Primary Education - Work-Based Route (Hons) course from St Mary's University, Twickenham, London provides opportunities for people working directly with children, or those working in other educational support roles, to build on their existing knowledge and experience to progress to a level 6 qualification at higher education level. 

The programme, which will continue to enhance the students' understanding of their current professional roles and of teaching in the Primary Education Sector, can be completed through one year of full-time study via a day release model.

On successful completion of  Primary Education - Work-Based Route (Hons) programme offered by St Mary's University, Twickenham, Londonstudents will have achieved the following outcomes: 

  • Developed the ability to articulate the strengths of their own practice and identified areas for continuing professional learning; 
  • Created a learning environment across the curriculum where issues of diversity, inclusion and equality have been addressed and related to theories of practice; 
  • Interacted with and contributed effectively to professional debate; 
  • Undertaken an independent study of a topic related to pedagogy and practice, demonstrated the ability to select and utilise a variety of learning resources and research skills with a minimum of guidance and have begun to discern the manner in which this informs good practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creativity in Education 
  • Learning Outside the Classroom 
  • Assessment in Practice: Research Paper
  • Professional Values and Practice 
  • Using and Applying ICT 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Foundation degree (in Education) 
  • A levels/NVQ (NVQ Level 3, or equivalent) 
  • Experience - You will need to be employed (paid or voluntary) in work with children and young people for at least half of the week 
  • GCSE English grade C/4, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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