Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    X321
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Course Details

We take a play-based, child-centred approach and develop a solid grounding of all areas of primary education.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Learn the skills to ensure child engagement and achievement with an emphasis on play-based learning, inclusion and creativity
  • Develop your critical thinking skills, coming to understand about your own teaching and learning style
  • Question why other teachers work the way they do, and how you can learn from this
  • Undertake a structured placement in one of our partnership schools as well as shorter placements where you’ll focus on aspects of practice including learning through play, planning highly engaging learning opportunities and managing behaviour
  • Work creatively with children in a range of settings including nursery schools, primary schools and outdoor learning spaces
  • Specialise in a specific subject area such as English, maths, primary languages, science, humanities, inclusion and EYFS leadership

Gaining a subject specialism will make you highly sought after by prospective employers. As well as yearly school experiences, our modules take a theory-into-practice approach which will enable you to work creatively with children in a range of settings.

TEACHING & LEARNING

One way that that you’ll be taught is through an active learning approach. This means less reliance on lectures, and you’ll learn in the way you may in turn teach your class at school. For example, you may be asked to work as a group to plan a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with follow up school-based activities.

We have a range of facilities available to help your learning, including specialist sport facilities, a science laboratory, an ICT suite and a Design and Technology building.

Course Benefits

Our tutors are committed to helping you grow and will provide you with access to the latest research in teaching, learning and educational leadership.

You will hear from a range of guest speakers, each giving their own perspectives on current educational issues. Previous events have covered topics such as social work, employability and enterprise activity.

As well as the opportunity to network with guest speakers at the University, you will benefit from visiting childcare providers in the area, where you will learn about effective methods for operating a business to help you develop your own ideas and plans.

Why study Primary Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements opportunities
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. Distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society

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