Primary Education (3-7) with Qualified Teacher Status at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Become the qualified primary teacher you aspire to be. You’ll learn how to improve the lives of young children with our expert guidance and research-led teaching. Over your three-year course, you’ll develop as a skilled and confident primary teacher, committed to the needs of each child you meet. You’ll specialise in teaching children within the Early Years and Key Stage 1. We'll build your confidence to teach across all National Curriculum subjects, and the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). You’ll study tailored modules that will offer a wide range of creative and inclusive approaches to learning.

  • Develop your subject knowledge and learn how to teach English, mathematics, science and the full range of Foundation subjects in your chosen age range
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of teaching and learning within your chosen age range
  • Take an holistic approach to nurturing young learners and apply the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage on the 3-7 pathway
  • Understand how children learn, and respond to the needs of pupils aged 3-11 by adapting your teaching approaches to meet their individual requirements
  • Form your own teacher identity as you develop through placements in every year of the course
  • Take a creative and inclusive approach to your teaching practice
  • Become a research-informed teacher through your own practitioner enquiry project in your final year
Placements You’ll learn both in university and via school placements. Through our guidance and with expert mentoring, you’ll develop your teaching skills and become the teacher you aspire to be. Find Out More Build your practical experience We have partnerships with more than 150 schools in the Leeds and wider region. You’ll spend a minimum of eight weeks each year in school placement which is organised and supported by the course team. Our strong partnership links mean that you’ll experience a variety of settings and learn from expert mentors. There will be self-funded opportunities for a voluntary and short international placement in your summer break. Learn across a range of settings You’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom. Forest School training will be offered on campus and you’ll have occasional focused visits to schools and other educational settings. You’ll also have the opportunity to take an option module in your third year. Options could include outdoor learning, subject leadership in the primary school and creative arts. *Your assessment *You won’t take any exams during this course. Your progress will instead be measured through coursework and a range of creative assessments. Why Study Primary Education (3-7) with QTS at Leeds Beckett University
  • 100% of Primary Education (Early Years, 3-7) with recommendation for QTS graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  • 92% of students on BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11) were positive about the availability of specialist facilities**
  • Study within Carnegie School of Education - in the newly refurbished, dedicated teaching building on our Headingley Campus in the vibrant and affordable city of Leeds
  • Learn within a large and diverse partnership of schools - in the West Yorkshire region, supported by expert mentors and university link tutors
  • Research-led teaching - experience teaching underpinned by research led by our School of Education research centres
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate outcomes 20-21 **National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Language, Communication & Literacy
  • Developing Mathematical Understanding
  • Emerging Understanding of the Curriculum
  • Pedagogy, Policy & Philosophy: Becoming a Student Teacher
  • School Placement & Practice
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Embedding Curriculum Through STEM subjects
  • Embedding Curriculum Through ARTS subjects
  • Pedagogy, Policy & Philosophy: Becoming an Inclusive Practitioner
  • School Placement & Practice
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Securing the Curriculum Studies
  • Focusing on Broader Curriculum
  • Pedagogy, Policy & Philosophy: Becoming a Research-Informed Professional
- School Placement & Practice

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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 November and March. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Education (3-7) with Qualified Teacher Status at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS