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Early Education Primary (3-7) with QTS
Our Early Education (3-7) with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) degree will give you the skills to engage, motivate and inspire children.

The three-year degree will equip you with the depth of knowledge, skills and understanding required to become an outstanding and ambitious Primary Teacher with a specialism in Early Years and Key Stage 1. You will be given opportunities to gain significant teaching experience in a wide range of our partner schools.

From your second year, you have the opportunity to develop in an area of interest for example; communication, language and literacy. This will develop your knowledge and understanding as well as your teaching skills and prepare you for leadership.

At Hope, we aspire to enable teachers who are creative, proactive and reflective practitioners. As an ambitious Hope Teacher, you will have moral purpose and an enthusiastic, innovative, flexible and collaborative approach to learning and teaching indoors and outdoors.

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Admission requirements
A-Levels – BBB
U C A S Tariff Points – 120 U C A S Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications.
B T E C – D D M
Access to HE – 120 Tariff Points
I B – 28
Irish Leaving Certificate – 120 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
Welsh Baccalaureate – This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
Subject Requirements – You will require a GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
International entry requirements
I E L T S – 6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Program content
Year One
This theme allows you the opportunity to study the key theorists and pioneers of Early Years education. You will look at child development in the Prime Areas and study the legal responsibilities for safeguarding and welfare of young children.

You are introduced to policy and practice in education, promotion participation of all learners. You also explore contemporary perspectives on language and vocabulary development.

This topic introduces you to key aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the requirements of the Primary Curriculum from E Y F S to the beginning of Key Stage 3. You also study Early Years Specific and the primary teaching of foundation subjects such as Modern Foreign Languages, P.E, Art, History, Geography, Music and Computing.

You will have a six week placement in one of our partner schools. You have approximately 6 school militarization days getting to know your class and teacher. In addition, you will experience a Key Stage 2 setting enhanced placement of one week in a partnership setting.

Year Two
Your second year develops your knowledge base by studying a range of pedagogical approaches to develop your teacher identity. You will look at how children learn creatively through risk and challenge, including international approaches such as Forest School.

You will look at effective learning environments and promoting positive relationships. You study the theories and principles of pupil progress, effective assessment in the E Y F S and Primary School, securing impact for all learners.

This theme teaches you how to identify and plan for progression, to meet the needs of the unique child. You will develop skills of effective curriculum design and planning. You explore phase and subject-specific strategies for organisation and management, as well as resources to support effective educational models of teaching and learning. You continue to study E Y F S and primary teaching including Art, Computing, Geography, History, P.E and Religious Education.

The E S A for Early Education is the national priority of communication, language and literacy.

You will have a placement in one of our partner schools. You have a seven-week block placement, one-week placement induction, an enabling environments enhanced placement and a one-week Special Educational Needs setting placement.

Year Three
Your final year teaches you the philosophies of education and contemporary issues/debates of the different notions/purposes of education. You will explore critical perspectives on the role of early year’s educator.

During this theme, you look at the theoretical underpinning and associated national policy and guidelines of education. You critically reflect on key theories, associated research and teaching strategies, as well as the nature and evolving purposes of teaching and learning in the twenty-first century. You will learn about the theoretical foundations of teaching and learning initiatives and professional ethics. You also discover how to use data to inform planning, and current issues pertinent to initial and continuing professional development.

You gain an advanced understanding of how children develop their knowledge. You also study in-depth topics such as assessment, inclusion, diversity and partnerships with parents. You will learn how to develop creativity in the early years and primary curriculum, and how to take a creative and constructively critical approach to innovation. You explore innovative practice in Early Years and its relationship to developing the curriculum across the primary phases.

Staying with your chosen specialism area you will look at contemporary Early Years leadership and management aspects and the nature of educational enquirer.

You will have a 10 week block placement in one of our partner schools.

Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

The tuition fees for the 2022/23 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

The International Tuition fees for 2022/23 are £12,500.

The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programe involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our service and Leadership Award page.


Career paths
Each year you will complete at least one block of teaching placement. Each placement enables you to gain a broad experience teaching across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.

You will also have the opportunity to complete enhanced placements Key Stage 2 and an SEND setting.

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