10 / 09 / 2012
1 year full-time
18 FULL for September 2012 (this number may be subject to change)
Available at the following campuses:
• You must have a minimum of a grade C in English language, mathematics and a science subject at GCSE level or equivalent, although we would prefer a grade B. You must have these when you apply. Acceptable science courses at GCSE level include physics, chemistry or biology. A dual award science is also acceptable. We will accept Core and Additional science each at grade C and a merit or higher in OCR science.
• In total we require a minimum of five GCSEs grades A-C.
• You must have been awarded (or be about to be awarded) a first degree (upper second class or above) in a relevant subject. This could be a National Curriculum subject or an area relevant to early childhood education. However other subjects at degree level will be considered. You must justify the relevance of your degree to the early years and primary age phase in your personal statement.
• A satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure check. You must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children and you must not have a criminal record. We arrange for the check to be completed after you have applied. There is a charge which is currently (as at January 2012) £44.
• You must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for health and physical capacity to teach.
• You must demonstrate that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the required QTS standards.
• You must demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.
• You must possess the appropriate professional qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher.
• Prior to application you should have spent at least one week in an early years setting (0-5 years) and at least one week in a Key stage 1 (5-7 years) setting. Each week of experience should be a continuous block and you must obtain a reference from one school and present it at the interview.
• You must provide one academic reference. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years your main referee must be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.
*If you acquired a degree overseas, we will need to see a full transcript of your award, along with details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.
Tel: 01484 478249
Your experience in school as a pupil has contributed much to your achievements to date. You are imaginative, focused, and inquisitive, and you would like to give some of it back. You want to be a teacher, particularly working with younger children. This course is just what you need. It offers you the opportunity to learn about all the National Curriculum subjects and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, with a focus on teaching and learning in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (age range three to seven).
You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science). In these sessions you will learn about strategies for teaching children to read, write and the development of children’s understanding of arithmetic. You will learn about the six areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the full breadth of the National Curriculum. You will gain a deep understanding of issues related to inclusion and special educational needs as well as a critical understanding of educational policy. We will support you to develop a personal educational philosophy.
Over the one year course you’ll be on placement for 18 weeks. We’ll help you to find placements with one of our partnership schools in Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield, Barnsley, Oldham, Manchester, Bradford and Rochdale. During this time you gradually take over the role of class teacher with the support and direction of a school mentor. You will have two placements. One placement will be in the Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years) and one placement will be in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years). All trainees also undertake a short observational placement in a nursery setting.
Trainees usually take up teaching posts within the Early Years Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 initially. However, the award of QTS qualifies trainees to teach throughout the primary age range.
On successful completion of the course you are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), accredited by the Department for Education.
You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and carry out directed tasks relating to practical teaching and learning. Assessment is through coursework and assessment of practical teaching. To pass the course all trainees must demonstrate that they can meet all the QTS standards by the end of the course. Within partnership schools, mentors and University tutors assess your teaching to help you develop into an effective teacher.
Home and EU students coming to Huddersfield for this course in September 2012 will pay the standard fee of £7950. You can find more information on fees for undergraduate and postgraduate courses here
Please see here for specific finance and funding information for this course.
Information about becoming a teacher and salary and career prospects can be found on the Training Agency for Schools(TA)here.
You may be eligible for a non-repayable bursary whilst you study, see here for information.
You may be eligible for a bursary depending on your class of degree, from £5,000 (2:1) to £9,000 (1st).
You might also like to view our video about tuition fees, loans and repayments on Youtube
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details.
You should note that you have to pass two skills tests, in literacy and numeracy in order to gain qualified teacher status. You take the tests whilst you are studying and are registered with the Teaching Agency (we will arrange this when you start your course). There is information on DFE website about the tests.
You will still need to meet the entry requirement for GCSEs in English, maths and science.
The skills tests are set in the context of a school environment; you are not expected to have any knowledge of specific terminology in order to pass the test. There is practice material available on the DfE website DfE website to help you become familiar with the question types.
We offer a range of relevant MA and MSc courses including areas such as leadership, early childhood studies, management, action research and multimedia and e-learning. Master's students have also gone onto take a doctorate - we offer the Doctor of Education with a one year taught course or the more traditional PhD.
Applying to Huddersfield
We hope you’re interested in what you’ve seen and want to apply to join us.
You apply for this course to the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR). You can apply online.
GTTR code X105
Tel: 0870 1122200
International applicants should also follow this process.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.