Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Teaching and Education

Explore the world of teaching and education. You’ll discover which aspects you are passionate about through practical placements outside the classroom.

Teaching and Education

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Explore the world of education and discover which aspects fire your passion.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Use directed experiential learning to see first-hand how theory links into practice
  • Gain a wide understanding of educational systems and practices in the UK whether in schools and special needs schools, or settings such as museums and prisons
  • Question key educational issues including the social influences surrounding how children learn and potential barriers to learning
  • Gain an overview of current issues in education systems around the world and how they relate to the UK
  • Study topics independently and develop high-level research skills to prepare for your major independent study

You’ll learn from a dedicated and supportive teaching team who will help you tailor the course to your professional ambitions. In your final year you’ll explore an education subject of your choosing in your major independent study. Completing a placement each year will reinforce the theory you learn in class and give you invaluable practical experience.

During year two, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of volunteering opportunities and study abroad for one or two semesters. In year three you’ll select modules based on your career aspirations.

You’ll have access to a range of guest speakers, each giving their own perspectives on current educational issues. Previous speakers have covered topics such as social work, employability and enterprise activity and we have welcomed speakers from the Alliance for Inclusive Education.

Why study Teaching and Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  2. Placements opportunities
  3. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  4. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  5. Access to dedicated teacher training facility that mimics real-life nursery and primary school settings
  6. Distinctive and creative programme that responds to the changes taking place in society

BA (Hons) Teaching and Education | Student insights Student Hannah Buckle talks about her experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett University.