St Mary's University, Twickenham
Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons)
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is a top-up programme intended for those who already hold, or are working towards, a foundation degree in Primary Education.

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.

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, at the same time, working within education provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your learning in a practical environment throughout the course.

Choosing the Work-Based Route to gain a Qualified Teacher Status meets the needs of distinctive areas of education - teaching, learning and pedagogy.

This part-time course allows you the unique opportunity to continue to work within the education sector whilst studying with us.

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) for the purpose of delivering initial teacher training programmes to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 63 graduates of Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Education Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
63 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27000 £26500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £29000 £25000 - £29500 £28500 - £35500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Education Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24629 £23769 £26716
25-75 percentile range £22965 - £28008 £17500 - £27452 £18804 - £31696

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Primary Education (work based one year top-up), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

89% Teaching Professionals
2% Administrative occupations
2% Caring personal services
2% Managers, directors and senior officials
2% Sales occupations

All work is assessed by means of a course portfolio, which may include presentations and research undertaken at your place of work. Work-based school experience will be assessed through observations and the completion of a QTS portfolio.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Foundation degree in Education A Level, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent is required

This programme is not suitable for international applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Primary Education (work based one year top-up), BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Primary Education (work based one year top-up) BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of St Mary's University, Twickenham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham in related subject specific rankings.

Education

    • #16 
    • #18 
    Education
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #30 
    • #40 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham

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About St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University is a publicly funded, formally Roman Catholic education institution situated in Twickenham, London. This university is best known for the impressive selection of sport and wellbeing degrees that they have on offer, but applicants can also expect to find degrees based on Catholic Education. The Twickenham campus is smaller than that of most other universities that can be found in and around London, and for that reason could be more suited to that learner which truly excels in an environment that isn’t excessively crowded, and where they can consult knowledgeable and experienced tutors easily without long waiting times.

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Where is this programme taught

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