The Education degree is excellent preparation for students wishing to undertake further training in primary, secondary or further education. Graduates may also wish to undertake a Master’s course or PhD in Education or a related social science to further enhance their professional skills, knowledge and experience.
A degree in education is an excellent foundation for many types of careers, including early years teaching, play therapy, education administration, community development work, education research, local authority roles, learning mentoring, community education welfare and education publishing. Graduates may also enter jobs in education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and in social services.
All first year students will take an employability module leading to the Bronze Level of the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) Award. In the second and third year, students will also have the opportunity to undertake optional employability modules, which include work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities. On completion of these modules, students are awarded the Silver and Gold SEA Awards respectively. In addition, through our programme of field visits, and by completing the final year research based dissertation, students will also be supported to achieve the Platinum Level of the SEA Award. Completion of the SEA award will be recorded on students Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
All students will also have the option of studying towards the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), at a substantially reduced cost. The CELTA is useful for those hoping to start a career in English language teaching abroad or in the UK and is recognised world-wide as basic training for employment in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching.
Please note: Achievement of this qualification alone does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).