Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Primary Education

Prepare for a fulfilling career working with children in primary education on this two-year course.

Primary Education

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    27 Aug 2024

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

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.

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Why study Primary Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Link your learning with experiences in primary schools and specialist settings
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Designed to prepare you for a teacher training postgraduate qualification
  4. Develop skills and knowledge across the whole primary phase of education

My Defining Moment: Why you should study primary education at Leeds Beckett University Second-year student Rachael shares her most memorable moments studying at Leeds Beckett University.

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