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Standard EntryQualifications andRequirementsIn order to be eligible you must:• be working as a teachingassistant on a paid or voluntarybasis with access to Key Stage1 and 2 classrooms in a statemaintained primary school,normally for two years prior tocommencement of the course• have GCSE or equivalentin English language,mathematics and science atGrade C or above• normally have two A-levelsor equivalent (for example,A2 and AS qualifi cations,Access to Higher Education,BTEC National Diploma,CACHE Diploma, NVQ Level3, HLTA course or credit fromUniversity study)• have the support of andwritten recommendation fromyour Headteacher• satisfactory criminal recordand health checksINTERNATIONAL/EU STUDENTSWe welcome applications fromstudents with internationalqualifi cations. Together withstatutory GCSE requirementsinternational students are requiredto have IELTS at 6.5 or equivalent.KEY FACTS:LOCATION:Westminster Instituteof EducationHarcourt Hill CampusOxford Brookes UniversityOX2 9ATSTART DATE:September 2011DURATION:Four yearsHOW TO APPLYAll applications should bemade online via UCAS using UCAScode X123. The Institute Codename is OXFD and the InstituteCode is 066. All applicants arerecommended to contact theUniversity directly via e-mail prior tosubmitting their UCAS application( further informationplease contact generalenquiries on +44(0)1865 488784or admissions enquiries on+44 (0) 1865 488306EQUALOPPORTUNITIESOxford Brookes promotesequality of opportunity for allwho study, work and visit here.For more details please or phone+44 (0)1865 485929To obtain a large-print copy of(or sections of) this publicationor to enquire about otherformats please contact+44(0)1865 484848 or SINGLE HONOURS (WORK-BASED) 09/10

PRIMARYTEACHEREDUCATIONBA SINGLE HONOURS (WORK-BASED)Do you want to continueyour Teaching Assistant rolein school whilst working fora university degree?Do you want a professionalcareer where you can makea real difference to the livesof individual children?Join our ‘outstanding’work-based BA course inPrimary Education whichenables you to continueworking in your currentschool and train towardsQTS. You will receive highlevels of support and followan outstanding programmehighly regarded by participants,schools and Local Authorities.THE COURSEIt is a four year teacher trainingcourse for people currentlyworking in schools as teachingassistants or unqualifi edteachers which leads to a degreewith qualifi ed teacher status.Each week you will spend:• 3 days working in a school• 1 day studying in theuniversity• 1 day private study inschool or at home.While in university, you willfocus on understanding thedevelopment of learning andteaching. You will study theteaching of all the subjectsin the National Curriculumfor primary school includingEnglish, maths, science andICT. You will be able to study theFoundation subjects including,humanities, PE, creative artsand drama. During the courseyou will be able to specialisefurther in English and developyour research skills.The best course for offeringa true insight into the job ofa teacher. I love the passionthat it brings out in me towant to get out there andput all of the things I’velearnt into practice.Jane Bott –Year 4SCHOOLEXPERIENCEThis is a key element to yourcourse and will occur in blocks.In Year 1 this will be for 5 weeksrising to 8 weeks in Year 4.One of these blocks may takeplace in the school where youare normally employed. Schoolexperiences will be spreadacross all years of your course.You will be fully preparedand closely supported byschool-based mentors in yourwork place school and othercarefully selected partnershipschools, and will be requiredto take increasing levels ofresponsibility for teachingand classroom management.The aim is to match yourdevelopmental needs to theopportunities availablewithin the schools.TEACHING,LEARNING ANDASSESSMENTThroughout the course youwill be involved in a variety ofapproaches to learning andteaching. These include lectureand workshop sessions,seminars, giving presentations,fi eldwork, creating displaysand individual projects.The development of yourpractical teaching skills is centralto the assessment programmeand this is complemented byessays, reports and presentationsand practical projects.CAREERPROSPECTSStudents from the courseare very successful in fi ndingappointments in primaryschools across the country.Feedback from schoolsindicates a high level ofsatisfaction with the quality ofteachers from this course.

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