Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)

Prepare for a fulfilling career working with children. Gain a degree in two years and be primed to undertake a formal teaching qualification.

Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    X322
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    2 Years
  • Start date


    31 Aug 2021

Study towards a rewarding career in primary education as you adopt a critically reflective and child-centred approach to teaching and working with children on an accelerated degree.

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
  • Be ideally placed to undertake a postgraduate Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) programme at the end of the two years

This course is ideal if you are looking for a career change, particularly if you would like to become a primary school teacher. You’ll obtain an undergraduate degree in two years, enabling you to apply for a School Direct postgraduate course in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status. Our ties with local schools mean that we can fully prepare you for your School Direct or PGCE interview.

On campus you’ll be taught through a range of lectures, seminars and workshops and you’ll conduct independent study. Your research will explore a variety of issues and theories relating to primary education. You’ll also spend time in educational settings on school placements and setting visits, where you’ll apply your knowledge and develop your confidence, planning and teaching skills.

We have partnered with a number of local schools and institutions to ensure your learning is informed by the very latest practices. Headteachers and 'outstanding' teachers will deliver guest lectures on a variety of themes, such as including special educational needs provision, raising attainment and methods of assessment. The partnership will also offer you the opportunity to plan your own cross-curricular lessons and teach schoolchildren visiting the University campus.

Why study Primary Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  2. Fantastic placements opportunities
  3. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  4. Start on your path in becoming qualified teacher status accredited
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. New teaching facility solely for teacher training courses which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings

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