Primary Education (Accelerated Degree) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Prepare for a fulfilling career working with children in primary education on this two-year course. Adopt a critically reflective and child-centred approach to teaching and working with children. You’ll earn a degree in two years and be primed to undertake a qualification to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). As part of this course you’ll:

  • Combine independent research with collaborative workshops
  • Explore contemporary issues such as inclusion, child development and the political nature of education
  • Develop your confidence, apply your learning and sharpen your teaching expertise through professional experiences
Find Out More This course is ideal if you’re looking for a career change, particularly if you’d like to become a primary school teacher. You’ll obtain an undergraduate degree in two years, enabling you to apply for a School Direct or other postgraduate course in order to achieve QTS. Our ties with local schools mean that we can fully prepare you for your School Direct or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) interview. You’ll be taught on campus through a range of lectures, seminars and workshops and independent study. Your research will explore a variety of issues and theories relating to primary or early years education. We have partnered with local schools and institutions to ensure your learning is informed by the very latest practices. The partnerships will offer the opportunity to plan your own cross-curricular lessons and teach children. You’ll join a community of like-minded peers from around the globe and teaching experts from the Carnegie School of Education. Our specialist team draws together academics and practising professionals. Why study Primary Education at Leeds Beckett University
  • Link your learning with experiences in primary schools and specialist settings
  • Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  • Designed to prepare you for a teacher training postgraduate qualification
  • Develop skills and knowledge across the whole primary phase of education


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Early Years Studies
  • Engaging Teaching & Learning
  • How Children Learn: Psychology & Development
  • Introduction to Research
  • Primary Curriculum Studies
  • Professional Experience 1
  • My Development
  • Professional Experience 2
  • Celebrating Special Educational Needs & Disability
  • Critical Perspectives on Issues in Primary Education
  • Social Perspectives of Primary Education
  • Evidence Influenced Practice
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • A Broad & Balanced Curriculum
  • Global Perspectives of Primary Education
  • Dissertation
  • Inclusive Storytelling
- UK Education Studies

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Headingley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10300 Year 1
Scotland £10300 Year 1
Wales £10300 Year 1

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Primary Education (Accelerated Degree) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS