Undergraduate BA (Hons)

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

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and specialist knowledge of the Early Years to be able to teach children from three to seven.

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

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

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:

  • Qualify to teach children from ages 3-11 in a primary school setting
  • Specialise in ages 3-7 but gain experience across the whole primary school age range
  • 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 structured placements 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. The areas on offer are subject to change but could include English, maths, primary languages, science, humanities, expressive arts, inclusion or 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 and learning
One way that that you’ll be taught is through an active learning approach. This enables us to model good primary and early years practice through hands-on experiential learning wherever possible. 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 learning spaces and an excellent online offer.

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'll hear from a range of guest speakers, including teachers from our partnership schools and professors in the Carnegie School of Education. We also invite children to the university to participate in on-campus student-led events.

Why study Primary Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Placement 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 programme that responds to the changes taking place in society
  7. 95% of BA (Hons) Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with recommendation for QTS students said staff were good at explaining things*

* National Student Survey 2021

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