If you wish to communicate your enthusiasm of learning with young people, this course will prepare you to do this effectively.
This three year Undergraduate course in Primary Education offers initial teacher education to develop reflective teachers who care about pupils’ development and who understand how to ensure pupil progression. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and specialise in teaching Key Stages 1 and 2.
This course is designed to meet the NCTL Teaching Standards which assesses all trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is practically based, with theoretical back up and students will develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding as they become competent and confident in the classroom.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of training students in Primary Education within the Institute of Education.
This undergraduate qualification can be used to progress onto our Masters degrees in the field of education.
This is NOT an appropriate training course for applicants who wish to teach in Secondary schools or Post Compulsory Education establishments.
Over the three year course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus, and you will spend at least 120 days (24 weeks) divided over the course between four different placements across the 3-11 age range within the Primary age phase.
Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the core subjects of English, Maths and Science along with ICT and the wider curriculum, and Professional Studies.
During your second year (level 5) you will study the same areas as in year one, but in greater depth. You will have the opportunity to develop your classroom skills further with a longer placement.
In your third year (level 6) skills in all areas are refined and developed and are then put into practice with two placements, with a final placement of six weeks.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of training teachers of Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post Compulsory Education.
You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our Education and Teaching buildings are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Who will teach you on this course?
All of the staff that teaches you on this course have experience within the field having worked in Primary Education and now work in teacher education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research.
The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.
We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.
Successful completion of this course leads to recommendation to NCTL for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and will then allow you to take up a teaching post within a primary school.
A national survey conducted by the Centre for Education and Employment Research has ranked Wolverhampton as the second most successful UK Higher Education Institute for graduate teacher training employment
88% of primary NQTs in 2012 rated the overall quality of their training as very good or good.
Following successful completion of this award, you could also progress onto our Masters degree in the field of education which can be continued within your NQT year.
Successful completion of the BEd (Hons) Primary Education course leads to recommendation to NCTL for qualified teacher status (QTS) and will then allow you to take up a teaching post within a primary school. You will be prepared to teach pupils in the 3-11 age range within the primary age phase with alternative education setting enhancement.
This course will provide you with an excellent start to your teaching career as you experience teaching in four school placements, working with trained school-based tutors to aid your development.
This course leads to recommendation towards the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University will recommend students who have demonstrated competence in the Professional Standards to the Teaching Agency – who will award QTS.
Applicants must have GCSE English, Maths and a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined Science) at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent). If you are unsure whether you hold an acceptable GCSE equivalent qualification for ITT, please contact our Admissions Department firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
Please note we do not accept GCSE Equivalent Tests from other Institutions or Organisations.
BBC grades from A Levels or equivalent (excluding A Level General Studies and A Level Critical Thinking).
OTHER ACCEPTED EQUIVALENCES ARE:
Pre-entry Professional Skills Tests
Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses which begin in 2016/7 and beyond are required to have passed the Professional Skills Tests before the deadline of 31st July 2016.
Further information is available via the following link: http://www.education.gov.uk/sta/professional/b00211200/registration
You will not be eligible to register and take the tests until after you have submitted an application for an ITT programme. Those applicants who satisfy the above entry requirements AND who have passed both tests may be offered an interview before applicants who are still to complete the tests.
Ten days experience in a UK mainstream primary school (not special school), including Key Stages One and Two. Due to school holidays this work experience must be completed by 18th July 2017 in readiness for September 2017 commencement and will be identified as a condition of offer. For September 2017 entry, this experience must have taken place since January 2015.
Please specify the time you have been in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One in your personal statement. The quality of your reflection on this time in school is a key factor in the selection for interview process.
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview as part of the selection process. The interview process will include an audit of your subject knowledge in Maths and English. The audits are based upon the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Two in these subjects and systematic synthetic phonics (SSP)
Those successful in the audits and at interview will be subsequently required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach and medical check and and prohibition order check requirements. You will be expected to complete these forms once you have successful and have a Conditional Offer.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2011/2. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323135
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.