An ideal course if you already work or volunteer in a primary, nursery or special school (e.g. as a nursery nurse, teaching assistant, instructor, sports coach or classroom volunteer) and want a career in teaching.
Designed so you can work while studying with evening part-time study available at four locations (Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Peterborough) and a day option at the Putteridge Bury site in Luton, all of which are delivered mainly during the school year.
This course helps you link academic theory with your experience and successful completion will qualify you to apply for Qualifying to Teach courses at Primary and Early Years level.
This part-time course can be completed while in a work based setting and is the only course locally offering this means of degree study for working students. It is delivered either by evening sessions at all sites or a day session at Putteridge Bury.
You can gain an Honours degree in four years, although your study can be spread over a longer period.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This course offers you a strong foundation and in depth understanding of educational provision for children aged between 3 and 11 years, and children in special education working at levels commensurate with this age band. You are given significant opportunities for you to develop both your academic and professional interests. Many students who successfully complete this degree course go on to further their career within the education sector, including embarking on Initial Teacher Training courses within the primary sector or early years teacher training.
The course is designed to develop your understanding of a wide range of educational theories and how these apply in practice. As you will already be situated in an educational work based setting, the course is designed for you to develop your understanding of how the theories explored apply within your own context. As such, employability is a key feature of this course and you will be given clear opportunities to make links between academic work and professional practice.
Guidance will be given during the course on routes into teaching and the application process for that. The Careers and Recruitment service can also provide support in helping you to explore a range of careers within your chosen field.