Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Taking a creative, child-centred approach, your course will provide a solid grounding of all areas of primary education. With an emphasis on inclusion, creativity and critical reflection, you will learn the skills to ensure pupil engagement and achievement.
You will develop your critical thinking skills, coming to understand about your own teaching and learning style. You will question why other teachers work the way they do, and how you can learn from this.
In each year of study, you will undertake a structured placement in one of our partnership schools. You will also undertake shorter placements which are directly linked to your modules and which will allow you to focus upon particular aspects of practice. These include phonics, behaviour management and teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language. Over the three years of study you will have the opportunity to develop and hone your practice in a wide range of contexts.
As well as annual school experiences, you will have the opportunity to work creatively with children in a range of settings, including special schools, galleries and museums and schools in other countries.
You will also have the opportunity to specialise in a specific subject area, including English, mathematics, science, primary languages or physical education. Gaining a subject specialism will make you highly sought after by prospective employers.
We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
During your first year you will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking alongside academic tasks.
- 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 Practice
- 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
- Practitioner Enquiry
- 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:
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Headingley Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||A minimum of 80 points from two A Levels or equivalent qualifications. One of these A Levels needs to be a National Curriculum subject. General Studies is not accepted. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated .|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent). Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|