Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS

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Course summary

Take a creative, child-centred approach and develop a solid grounding of all areas of primary education. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Qualify to teach children from ages 3-11 in a primary school setting
  • Specialise in ages 5-11 but gain experience across the whole primary school age range
  • Learn the skills to ensure child engagement and achievement with an emphasis on play-based learning, inclusion and creativity
  • Develop your critical thinking skills, and come to understand your own teaching and learning style
  • Question why other teachers work the way they do, and how you can learn from this
  • Undertake structured placements in one of our partnership schools as well as shorter placements where you’ll focus on aspects of practice including learning through play, planning highly engaging learning opportunities and managing behaviour
  • Work creatively with children in a range of settings including nursery schools, primary schools and outdoor learning spaces
  • Specialise in a specific subject area. The areas on offer are subject to change but could include English, maths, primary languages, science, humanities, expressive arts, inclusion or EYFS leadership
Gaining a subject specialism will make you highly sought after by prospective employers. As well as yearly school experiences, our modules take a theory-into-practice approach which will enable you to work creatively with children in a range of settings.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Teaching & Learning: Learning, Behaviour & Assessment
  • English: Phonics & Children's Language Development
  • The Teaching & Learning of Mathematics
  • The Humanities
  • The Creative Arts
  • Science & Physical Education
  • School Experience, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Employability 1
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Teaching & Learning: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, English as an Additional Language & Inclusive
  • The Primary Core Subjects
  • The Primary Foundation Subjects
  • An Introduction to Subject Specialism
  • School Experience, CPD & Employability 2
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Teaching & Learning: Professional Roles & Responsibilities
  • English 3
  • Mathematics 3
  • Becoming a Subject Co-ordinator
  • Action Research Project
- School Experience, CPD & Employability 3

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process - interviews will be held between December and March. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS