Careers and employability
Students have a compulsory placement in an educational setting. This provides opportunities for students to obtain experience and the professional graduate attributes needed to lead to success in the workplace. The programme provides a progression route to Qualified Teacher Status courses or study at Master’s Level.
Students on work-based programmes are already in employment in educational settings. The programmes are designed for them to become more reflective professionals and allows for the development of skills relevant to their work placements. In 2015, 100% of students on the BA Education Studies (work-based) course progressed from Level 4 to Level 5 qualifications.
The course provides [students] with the necessary professional understanding of the theories behind child development to support [them] on the road to becoming excellent, reflective practitioners.
Employer, Head Teacher of Camelot School
Initial Teacher Education Programmes (PGCE)
The majority of PGCE trainees experience four different school placements that enable them to become "highly reflective about their own practice...well prepared to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse urban schools" (Ofsted 2014).
The SD programme has been the ultimate experience in developing my confidence, knowledge and ethos as a practitioner. The emotional and practical support provided by LSBU has been vital in succeeding confidently on the course.
Danielle Barker, a PGCE Salaried School Direct trainee, May 2015
Completion and employment rates for our PGCE are both above the sector norms (Ofsted 2014).
Postgraduate and research programmes
The majority of our Master’s and doctoral students work full time in educational settings. Providing opportunities for them to study together in our growing new researcher group which is part of the Education Research Centre provides excellent opportunities for career development and networking.
There is a recognition both nationally and internationally that Master’s level education (and beyond) is a crucial part of developing teachers’ professional effectiveness, with real benefits for students' learning. Find out about our postgraduate courses.
Joining careers with courses
Search any course and you'll be given specific employability information and details of placements, projects and field trips where appropriate.
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