Primary Education and Teaching Studies BA (Hons) (CU Scarborough)

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Primary Education and Teaching Studies BA (Hons) (CU Scarborough)

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry levelWhat we're looking for
HNC64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

 This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Early Childhood Learning & Development Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course 

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Biological & Chemical Sciences also requires a science based A level or equivalent.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.

Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport.

Career Prospects

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.

Course Details

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. 

Year 1

Child Development
Education Past and Present
Teaching and Learning in the Primary School
Children’s Literature

Year 2

Theoretical Perspectives of Learning
Introduction to the Sociological Perspective of Education
Teaching the Core Curriculum
Research Methods

Final Year

Inclusion in Special Education Settings
Creating the Curriculum
Science and the Wider Curriculum
Research Project

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