Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS

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Course summary

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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 exciting and practical learning opportunities in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Key Stage 2, children are learning to use key skills like working with others, problem-solving and communication. They need quality learning opportunities to help them develop these skills effectively and prepare them for moving to secondary education and beyond. Throughout this course we give you the opportunity to specialise in training to teach children aged 5-11 years old, so that you can ensure all children access the learning they need during this key period. As soon as you begin the programme, you start your journey of professional development towards becoming a qualified teacher. You’ll learn how effective teaching can impact a child’s educational progress, developing teaching skills informed by theory and subject knowledge. You’ll apply your knowledge in a classroom setting, working in all areas of the National Curriculum. You’ll understand the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and develop the professional skills of planning, teaching and assessing learning, as well as how to build effective relationships with children. School-based training Over the course of the three-year programme you will complete a minimum of 24 weeks of assessed school-based training, along with additional focus visits. In the first and second years your school-based training is eight weeks; in the final year, it’s ten weeks. 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. Career opportunities As a qualified teacher, you’ll open the door to a wide range of career progression opportunities that 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.

Course details

Modules

In each year of the programme there are four key strands which structure your learning and professional experience at University and in school. Professional Standards and Practice; Curriculum Knowledge and Pedagogy; Theory into Practice; Teaching in the Primary School On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to the Primary Curriculum (5-11); Understanding Learners and Learning; Developing the Primary curriculum (5-11); Becoming a Teaching Professional; Understanding Inclusion; Enhancing the Primary Curriculum (5-11); Educational Debates.

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX122
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff GCSEs at grade C/4 of higher in English Language, Maths and Science are required.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 tariff points from any combination of Access credits

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* 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 £12000* 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) with QTS at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS