Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Education Later Years (5-11) QTS with Foundation Year in Education and Childhood

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Course summary

Do you want to play a major role in a crucial stage of the development of a child’s cognitive ability? Children enter Key Stage 1 having experienced a range of different approaches and practical play-based learning opportunities in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Key Stage 1 curriculum for Years 1 and 2 is carefully planned to build on prior knowledge and skills learnt in the EYFS. In Key Stage 2, children are learning to use key skills such as working with others, problem-solving and communication. They need high-quality learning opportunities to help them develop these skills effectively and prepare them for moving to secondary education and beyond. As soon as you begin the programme, you start your journey of professional development towards becoming a qualified teacher. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Education and Childhood will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) degree.. Progression requirements: 120 credits from Foundation Year. In addition, students must meet the minimum entry requirements for progression to our Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS linked degree programme with QTS: • GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at grade 4/C (or Equivalent) • Professional Skills Tests in Maths and English • Students will also be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for this programme including an interview, enhanced DBS check and 'fit to teach' assessment.

Course details

Modules

Academic skills and studying with confidence: We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Introduction to Children and Families: This module will help you develop your understanding of the disciplines, issues and academic theories of working with children, young people and families. You will explore areas such as childhood development, socialisation, family diversity and the influence of poverty as well as the support available in social and educational contexts. We focus on collaborative learning, so you will be encouraged to share your thoughts and opinions in debates and work with your fellow students. Introduction to Education: Learning and Teaching: This module focuses on education provision and policies in the UK, exploring key concepts such as learning, assessment and pedagogy. You will examine effective learning methods in the context of equality and inclusion, creativity and play and the use of technology. Working in groups, you will further your understanding of current trends and academic theories and take part in critical reflection of each other's work. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.

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

Application codes

Course code:
X125
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Primary Education Later Years (5-11) QTS with Foundation Year in Education and Childhood at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS