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Primary Education Studies (2-Year Accelerated Degree), BA Hons

Gain a degree in primary education in just two years and benefit from teacher training rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its 2016 report. We also have excellent links with schools.

Our intensive two-year accelerated degree in primary education will develop your awareness of current practice in primary schools and early years settings.

You will be taught by specialists who have links in primary education and have the chance to gain hands-on experience on school-based placements. This degree course is ideal if you want to gain Qualified Teacher Status by applying for a School Direct or PGCE course once you've graduated.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

9K65 A BA/PEdAcc

Department

School of Education

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

TBC

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Our degree is condensed into an intensive two year programme of study
  • Taught by specialists with links in primary education, featuring opportunities which enable you to make connections between theory and school-based practice
  • Incorporates the most current and up-to-date advances in response to changes in this ever evolving sector.

Greenwich was an easy choice as it is the only university that does an accelerated 2 year degree. The campus has lots of useful resources and the tutors were so helpful!

- Muna Salad, Primary Education (2 Year Accelerated Degree), BA Hons

Primary Education (2-Year Accelerated Degree), BA Hons


Want to find out what studying Primary Education at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Poppy Gibson.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with latest research insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our faculty lecturers hold a teaching qualification. Learn more about our staff here.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, of which no more than 12 UCAS tariff points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

At least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C or recognised equivalent.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Suitability Declaration
  • Occupational Health Screening

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).

Optional recommended Year 1 Core Text: Doherty, J., & Hughes, M. (2009). Child development: Theory and practice 0-11. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education. (Approx £40 new but can be bought second-hand.)

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment. We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes. Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Opportunities are available in primary and early years teaching after completing a one-year PGCE or School Direct qualification. Other top up routes include social work, and child nursing. You will develop a range transferable professional and academic skills that are in demand in a range of other careers and you may also consider employment as a higher-level teaching assistant, with the police, education, publishing, local government or journalism.

Do you provide employability services?

The Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We strive to deliver a professional service with the aim of empowering our students to achieve their potential. We provide the following:

- CV and cover letter checks
- Application support
- One-to-one careers advice
- Interview tips and support
- Careers fairs
- Internships
- Graduate jobs

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

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Study teacher education at a university with a long tradition of training teachers that has primary education courses rated as outstanding by Ofsted and strong links with schools.

Visit our teacher training subject page.

Train to Teach at Greenwich


What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? Work with young people? Study education? It’s not too late.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.