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?
- Learn the skills you need to apply for Qualifying to Teach courses
- Study part-time while working in an educational setting, and use your work experience towards your course
- Develop your ability to link academic theory to your practice
- Gain from a course that provides a clear route into a professional graduate role in Early Years, through Early Years teacher status, primary initial teacher training or leadership and management
- Benefit from support to help you balance work, study and family commitments
This course provides the opportunity to gain an appropriate qualification to apply for Initial Teacher Training and many students completing this course go on to train as teachers. Students who do not plan to train as teachers, but want to develop their career within education often go on to take on other roles within educational services, including outreach work, education welfare and social services.
The course is designed to develop understanding of a wide range of educational theories and how these apply in practice, allowing students to develop understanding of how the theories explored apply within their own context.
Guidance will be given on the application process for routes into teaching and in addition the Careers and Employability Service will provide support in helping students to explore a range of careers within the field of education.