Working with children can be challenging, unpredictable and one of the most rewarding professions available. The primary education sector is responsible for educating young minds, nurturing talents and contributing directly to the development and growth of future generations.
This Primary Education & Teaching Studies BA (Hons) degree aims to supply knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals to local and national school centred teacher training institutions. It provides learners with theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of effective education and teaching; which are relevant to both current practice in schools and the changing context of education in this country.
Throughout the course you will be provided with opportunities to undertake practical learning, through a number of professional placements in early learning settings.
This comprehensive degree programme will equip you to engage, motivate and inspire young learners in a wide range of schooling environments.
From child development theories to consideration of varied perspectives of primary education, you will learn responsive and innovative techniques to support effective curriculum delivery, drawing on advanced knowledge of child development and theoretical perspectives.
During the year, there are a number of practical elements to help cement your knowledge of primary education and teaching. You will have the opportunity to take part in several visits to special schools within the local area, and opportunities for placements alongside your academic commitments for a more rounded learning experience.
Why choose this course?
If you are excited by the prospect of making a positive difference to young children and their development, our degree will enable you to learn all about the personal, analytical and management skills needed to have a successful career within primary education and beyond.
We’ve spent £14 million on a brand new campus building. It’s a purpose-built, state of-the-art development that is one of the most modern facilities in the UK. It includes a library, IT suites, mock law court, engineering and science labs, cafe and lots of individual and group study spaces. Next to us is Scarborough’s new leisure village. The complex includes an Olympic legacy swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite, all weather pitches and the new Scarborough Athletic football ground.
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. Placements and trips could include nurseries, primary schools and children’s centres.
This degree provides a range of career opportunities for our graduates, with most going on to pursue a vocational career in the primary education sector – one of the most rewarding professions available.
The skills taught in this degree are transferable, which allows our graduates to pursue an alternative career path if they wish. These include, but are not limited to, Family Support Worker, Education Officer, Learning Mentor, Widening Participation, SENCO, Attendance Officer and Teaching Assistant roles.