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Leeds Trinity University

Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with QTS

UCAS Code: X120

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

UCAS Tariff

112

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48%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

Are you excited by a career in which you can encourage young children to enjoy learning and make daily progress?

The early years environment in primary schools and early years settings is exciting – for children and their teachers. By training to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1, you'll develop the right expertise and values to provide outstanding learning experiences for all children.

We'll work with you to ensure that the emotional and social development of the children you work with is embedded in all that you do, helping you to understand your influential role in young children's lives.

You'll learn how experiential, play-based learning supports young children's development and how, as an effective practitioner, you can have a positive impact on children's development and learning. Teaching in early years is dynamic, so you'll learn the professional skills related to planning, teaching and assessing, as well as how to manage a setting where children and adults work together in learning.

You'll gain an understanding of the transition to Key Stage 1 and develop knowledge of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1.

**School-based Training**
In each year of the programme, you'll benefit from a minimum of seven weeks training in an early years or primary school setting. At each stage of training, you will be supported by an expert school mentor, as well as a University link tutor.

In the first year, you will gradually take on some of the teacher's role by working with small groups of children, setting activities in areas of provision and moving on to teach whole group lessons. Throughout the second and third year, you will build up the amount of time you spend planning, teaching and assessing children until you have gained the independence needed to be successful in your first year of teaching.

**Postgraduate Study**
Many of our Primary Education graduates decide to further their career prospects and opportunities for career progression by completing a Master’s in Education.

Aimed at people working in teaching, training, lecturing or support positions in education, our MA Education is a part-time, professionally relevant programme designed to support reflective and evidence-based practice.

As a Leeds Trinity graduate, you will be eligible for up to 50% off the cost of our MA Education.

**Career progression**

As a qualified teacher, you'll open the door to a wide range of career progression opportunities that will not only increase your earning potential, but will help you to make a difference at a much higher level. We're really proud of our alumni, whose teaching careers have taken them across the UK and the world. They're making their mark on the future generation as heads of departments, head teachers, pastoral care leaders and even as international school founders.

Modules

On this course you will study a range of modules, including: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Children and Their Needs, Teaching in the Primary School, Early Years Mathematics, Educational Projects, Developing Early Reading, Meeting Individual Needs, RE and Catholic Education, Creative Pedagogy in the Development of Early Writing, and English and Linguistic Diversity.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Primary Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,449
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Customer service occupations
2%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£22k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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