In the Education Studies (Primary) diploma The Open University UK , you’ll develop your understanding of policy and practice in primary education, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings.
Key features of the course
- Designed for people working with, or interested in the development and education of, children aged between 3 and 12
- Offers a practice-focused qualification suitable for people working, volunteering or seeking to work in schools or in the wider education sector
- Supports theory and evidence-based practice and professional development
- Opportunity to choose from a range of option modules according to your needs or interests
- Prepares you for further study, enquiry and research; and for careers in teaching and other roles within education
Skills for career development
This diploma provides an effective foundation for further study that may lead to a wide choice of career paths, in particular within education. It emphasises independent thinking, develops analytical and communication skills and will help you become a clear and confident writer – all attributes that are highly valued by employers. Specific skills you’ll develop include:
- critically evaluating and effectively communicating information to others
- retrieving, organising, synthesising and questioning arguments, opinions and qualitative and quantitative data
- using a range of digital technologies effectively for study, online collaboration and to support your continuing professional development
- planning and managing time and tasks and working to deadlines
- identifying strengths and areas for development, and seeking and learning from feedback.
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- Learning and teaching in the primary years
- Developing subject knowledge for the primary years
- Exploring childhood and youth
- Psychology of childhood and youth
- Making a difference: working with children and young people
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
It is not possible to register for this qualification at the moment. We expect to open for registrations in March.
DisciplinesEducation Early Childhood Education View 55 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. However, you must be aged 18 or over.
- You do not need to be employed in a primary school in order to study this qualification. However, if you're not working in a school on a regular basis you are advised to negotiate opportunities to spend some time in a formal educational setting for children aged 3-12 (this can be in a voluntary capacity) to observe teaching and learning, and gain exposure to a practice context.
- We suggest that you spend 10 days in school when studying E103 and E209. It is your responsibility – not the OU’s – to ensure that you obtain the necessary Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or equivalent for the setting and country in which you’re working. You should contact the relevant agency in your country for more information if you are in any doubt about your eligibility or to find out more.
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.