The School of Education are committed to transforming lives through education and have strong links to hundreds of organisations, including nursery, primary and secondary schools, giving students plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience and tackle professional challenges head on. As a result, graduates go on to successful careers and have a huge impact on the lives of thousands of learners.

Our innovative courses reflect the social, political and technological changes taking place in the field of education, and you’ll benefit from our expertise which spans curriculum development, educational assessment, early childhood education, STEM education, and higher education teaching.

11th in the UK for Education
(Guardian University Guide 2022)
1st for Overall Satisfaction for Teacher Training
(2021 National Student Survey)
(OFSTED, 2023)



High School

Completion of high school education

Stage 1

University Foundation

Stage 2

First Year Integrated University Studies

Stage 3

Second Year University Studies

Stage 4

Final Year Degree and Graduation

University of Hertfordshire




Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters



For two semesters

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Principles of ICT
  • Mathematics 1
  • Globalisation 
Semester two
  • Biology A
  • Business Studies 
  • Introduction to Mass Communications 
  • People & Society 

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Education

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study 4 modules worth 30 credits each, totalling 120 credits


Employment & career options

Previous graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles and sectors from teaching assistants to Postgraduate study to Social Services.