Education Professions Access to Higher Education
Teaching children is a demanding yet very rewarding career, but how much do you know about life in the classroom? It’s certainly hard work and requires a great deal of patience and understanding, as well as extremely high professional standards. You will need to be well organised and energetic, a great communicator and be dedicated to realising the potential of every child you work with. You might want to teach in primary schools, or specialise in a national curriculum subject in secondary education. You could also consider training as a special needs teacher. Whoever you want to teach, you will need to progress to university, so studying this course can lead you to range of degrees to make this possible. You will be studying a number of units. Some of these are designed to give you the skills to cope with University level education for example Academic Writing and Study Support. Some units are related to the teaching professions such as Child Development and Education professions. You will also study English Language and Literature. The final unit is Work Experience where you will be placed in a school working alongside experienced teachers. This is a valuable addition to the course that gives you that ‘something extra’ when you apply to university for your higher education course.
Your tutors will support your development of reflection and target setting; important aspects of being a teacher. The course is delivered by highly qualified, experienced teacher educators with years of experience teaching in modern learning environments and our students have little problem in securing their university place.