Study alongside your work: you will attend St Mary's University one day a week whilst continuing to work with children and young people for at least half of the week.
Why study Primary Education (Work-Based Route)?
Working with children and young people in a primary setting is a challenging career, but is incredibly rewarding. This one-year course allows graduates of our Education in Context foundation degree to complete a Bachelor's degree.
Studying part-time whilst working within education provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your learning in a practical environment throughout the course.
Our partnership office will help you to find a placement. Though we will try and place you near to where you live, you may be required to travel up to one hour each way.
Why St Mary's?
Students on the course come from a range of settings including Primary and Early Years, special education needs and those working in faith and secular contexts and people special needs.
We have developed strong partnerships with a variety of schools including Catholic, other church and secular schools. Colleagues from these schools are involved in selecting students and supporting them through school experience. They also contribute to University-based modules.
St Mary's also offers two work-based degree courses that lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS):
- One year after graduating our education students are, on average, the second highest paid across the sector earning £3,300 more per year (on average) than the median salary. Five years after graduating this figure goes up to £6,100. (Department for Education LEO data, 2017)
- Our Primary Initial Teacher Education courses are judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ - the highest grade attainable in an Ofsted inspection.
- Each module is delivered by specialists with a background in the primary classroom
Please note: Primary Education (Work-Based Route) is subject to revalidation.