BA (Hons) Primary Teaching ITE

Awarding Institution:University of the West of England

MNQF Level: 7

Duration: 3 Years

Programme Description

This full-time Undergraduate BA (Hons) programme is designed to provide trainees with the opportunities to meet the relevant Teachers’ Standards at a level consistent with what could be reasonably expected of a trainee teacher by the point of recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme is designed to be delivered in such a way as to meet the relevant statutory requirements for Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The programme is delivered in partnership between the University of the West of England and a range of educational institutions and professional settings; these include schools, academies and early years’ settings serving diverse groups of children.

The programme is underpinned by a commitment to training outstanding and transformational teachers, who will develop advanced knowledge, understanding and professional skills, and who will have the potential to make a significant difference to the life chances of children. Such extended professionals will be able to use reflection and critical analysis to develop their specialist practice, think critically about and theorise their own practice in the context of the professional Teachers’ Standards, and engage with a wide range of educational literature, research and other evidence to inform their practice and have notable impact on the quality of learning. They will have high personal and professional aspirations and consistently strive for continuous improvement. They will set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge all learners, whilst reducing barriers to learning and promoting good progress and outcomes and a love of learning. Students completing the programme will recognise that effective teaching is a complex craft that requires ongoing reflection, enquiry, evaluation and re-conceptualisation.

The programme aims to develop teachers who consistently demonstrate high levels of confidence and competence in relation to meeting the standards of personal and professional conduct expected of teachers throughout their teaching careers. It will develop teachers who demonstrate a clear commitment to safeguarding children’s well-being in accordance with statutory requirements. Students completing the programme will proactively seek opportunities to develop understanding about equality and diversity and promote tolerance and respect for the rights of others.

The programme aims to develop graduate capabilities in the context of professional learning.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate high levels of confidence and competence in relation to meeting the standards of personal and professional conduct expected of teachers throughout teaching careers;
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to safeguarding children’s well-being in accordance with statutory requirements;
  • Proactively seek opportunities to develop understanding about equality and diversity and promote tolerance and respect for the rights of others;
  • Develop capabilities in the context of professional learning.

Programme Structure

Year 1

#

Module Title

Credits

1

Teaching and Learning

30

2

Beginning Professional Practice

30

3

Working with all Children and exploring SEN (with experience in EY settings)

30

4

The Developing Child

30

Exit with Diploma of Teaching(Primary)

Year 2

#

Module Title

Credits

1

Inclusive Practice

30

2

Developing Professional Practice

30

3

Developing Knowledge for Teaching Core Subjects

30

4

Embedding Knowledge for Teaching Foundation Subjects

30

Exit withAdvanced Diploma of Teaching (Primary)

Year 3

#

Module Title

Credits

1

Becoming a Professional

30

2

Extending Professional Practice

30

3

Extending Knowledge for Teaching Core Subjects

30

4

Dissertation: Primary Education

30

Exit withBA(Hons) Primary Education (ITE)

General Entry Criteria

  • 3 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.)

OR

  • 2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.), and 3 O’Level/SSC passes with C grade and above.

OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field

OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.

Alternative Entry Criteria

  • 20 years old, completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program