The BEd (Post-Primary) course qualifies you to teach within the 11-19 age range and provides opportunities to develop transferable skills for employment in other educational/training settings. The programme has recently been reviewed in order to take account of recent curriculum initiatives in the post-primary sector. The programme comprises the inter-related strands as shown above and offers a wide range of flexibility so that progress through the BEd is largely self-directed. Years 1 and 2 of the course will be foundation years in which you will study common, compulsory modules in Education Studies and Professional Studies. You will specialise in an academic subject (or combination of subjects), in Learning for Life and Work and in Literacy and Numeracy. In order to help you to embrace successfully the challenges of study at undergraduate level, one module will have a Study Skills focus. In Years 3 and 4, you will continue to specialise in your chosen academic subject (or combination of subjects) and choose from a range of additional specialist modules including the opportunity to select from a range of specialist options. This flexibility aims to give you an opportunity to specialise in a particular chosen area, for example, in the area of Pastoral Care, Special Educational Needs, 14-16 Occupational Studies or Essential Skills. Education and Professional Studies Education and Professional Studies is offered in each year of the post-primary degree programme. Students are taught using innovative methodologies in tutorials, workshops, seminars and lectures, where they critically consider evidence from a range of media such as visual media, electronic journals and library texts. Each module has a particular focus (such as Assessment for Learning or Children with Special and Additional Needs) but throughout students are made aware of the primacy of the learner.