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Are you excited by a career in which you can encourage young children to enjoy learning and make daily progress? The early years environment in primary schools and early years settings is exciting – for children and their teachers. By training to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1, you'll develop the right expertise and values to provide outstanding learning experiences for all children. We'll work with you to ensure that the emotional and social development of the children you work with is embedded in all that you do, helping you to understand your influential role in young children's lives. You'll learn how experiential, play-based learning supports young children's development and how, as an effective practitioner, you can have a positive impact on children's development and learning. Teaching in early years is dynamic, so you'll learn the professional skills related to planning, teaching and assessing, as well as how to manage a setting where children and adults work together in learning. You'll gain an understanding of the transition to Key Stage 1 and develop knowledge of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1. School-based Training In each year of the programme, you'll benefit from a minimum of seven weeks training in an early years or primary school setting. At each stage of training, you will be supported by an expert school mentor, as well as a University link tutor. In the first year, you will gradually take on some of the teacher's role by working with small groups of children, setting activities in areas of provision and moving on to teach whole group lessons. Throughout the second and third year, you will build up the amount of time you spend planning, teaching and assessing children until you have gained the independence needed to be successful in your first year of teaching. Postgraduate Study Many of our Primary Education graduates decide to further their career prospects and opportunities for career progression by completing a Master’s in Education. Aimed at people working in teaching, training, lecturing or support positions in education, our MA Education is a part-time, professionally relevant programme designed to support reflective and evidence-based practice. As a Leeds Trinity graduate, you will be eligible for up to 50% off the cost of our MA Education. Career progression As a qualified teacher, you'll open the door to a wide range of career progression opportunities that will not only increase your earning potential, but will help you to make a difference at a much higher level. We're really proud of our alumni, whose teaching careers have taken them across the UK and the world. They're making their mark on the future generation as heads of departments, head teachers, pastoral care leaders and even as international school founders.
On this course you will study a range of modules, including: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Children and Their Needs, Teaching in the Primary School, Early Years Mathematics, Educational Projects, Developing Early Reading, Meeting Individual Needs, RE and Catholic Education, Creative Pedagogy in the Development of Early Writing, and English and Linguistic Diversity.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBC||GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
Other qualifications are accepted (including CACHE), please contact us if you would like to check the acceptance of a particular qualification.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.