Exploring Professional Practice in Primary and Early Year Setting (X6603)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module will introduce you to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to successfully explore the nature of teaching, learning and children’s wellbeing with a Primary or Early Years setting. You will be introduced to the perspectives of different stakeholders involved in early years and primary education including: teachers, early years professionals, school leaders as well as those involved in inclusion and diversity issues.

You will explore the statutory frameworks within which schools, early years settings, teachers and fellow professionals operate including the Teachers’ Standards or Early Years Teachers’ Standards. The module will include 10 days of placement within an early years or primary setting where you will be expected to move from observing practice to getting involved in supporting learners under supervision. You will be challenged to develop skills in personal resilience, professionalism, communication and reflection.


100%: Seminar

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 102 hours of contact time and 48 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.