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Education & Teaching

  • This course is available in Clearing

    Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

    Work with, or for the benefit of children, by studying the issues affecting them, including health, play, social influences and rights.

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Primary Education (5-11) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons)

    Work creatively with children in a range of settings and develop a solid understanding of primary education with the option to specialise.

    Full-time
    3 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Teaching and Education BA (Hons)

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

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years

Develop your nurturing skills so you can become an inspiring educational professional with the knowledge and expertise to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Undergraduate Courses (9)

This course is available in Clearing

Childhood Studies | BA (Hons)

If you want to work with or for the benefit of children, it is vital that you gain a true understanding of the issues affecting them. On this course, you will gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to early adulthood.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Early Years with Enterprise | BA (Hons)

The early years of a child's life are recognised as the most crucial in their development. You could be at the heart of their learning, helping to shape their identity and giving them the best possible start in life.

If you aspire to be a specialist who leads learning and development in an early years childcare setting, or you have the entrepreneurial ambition to create your own business in this field, this course is ideal. Combining a thorough academic grounding with practical experience, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader working with children, from birth up to the age of five, and their families.

You will explore a variety of issues relating to early years policy, practice and research, including children's health, safety and wellbeing, and their relationships with families, wider society and the environment. You will also cover the legal, business, financial and ethical aspects surrounding early years provision, as well as developing the leadership skills needed to run your own childcare business.

TEACHING & LEARNING
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Innovation and Skills for Social Change | BA (Hons)

Develop the ability to create and lead collaborative projects, innovations and approaches which improve skills and strengthen communities, organisations and societies, making a difference to people’s lives locally and around the world.

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Primary Education (5-11) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status | BA (Hons)

Taking a creative, child-centred approach, your course will provide a solid grounding of all areas of primary education. With an emphasis on inclusion, creativity and critical reflection, you will learn the skills to ensure pupil engagement and achievement.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Primary Education (Accelerated Degree) | BA (Hons)

Study towards a rewarding career in primary education as you adopt a critically reflective and child-centred approach to teaching and working with children.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

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

This is a primary education degree with a specialism in teaching three to seven year-olds. Gain the skills, experience and ability you will need to teach early years children aged between three and seven. Through group work, you will develop your passion for working with children and build your knowledge of psychology, sociology, pedagogy and philosophy.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Professional Practice | BA (Hons)

Whether your future is all mapped out or you are still deciding on your dream career, this highly vocational and personalised course will grow you into a work-ready graduate.

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Race and Education | BA (Hons)

This is a new course that is being designed to help us offer you the best educational experience. The course is currently being developed ready for its final content to be confirmed. Check this page from August 2018 for confirmed details of the course as it will be delivered from September 2019.

Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Teaching and Education | BA (Hons)

Explore the world of education and discover which aspects fire your passion. Through directed experiential learning, you will see first hand how theory links into practice.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Postgraduate Courses (22)

Childhood Studies and Early Years | MA

Recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child as you take an holistic 'whole child' approach to the study of children and the issues that affect them and their families. Using the latest research, you will explore the theoretical and conceptual terrain of childhood to inform and develop your own practice. This course will enable you to specialise your study through two distinct routes - Early Years and Children & Young People.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Full-time,
Full-time Distance,
Full-time Distance Learning,
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years,
3 Years,
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Drama and Creative Writing in Education | MA

Create fictional worlds and use everyday situations to tell stories through the mediums of drama and creative writing in order to inspire young people, spark their imaginations and aid their social and emotional development.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Education | MA

Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
24 Months,
12 Months

Entry Requirements

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Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing | MA

Mental health has been described by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, as "one of the greatest challenges of our time". This course will ensure you can promote positive mental health and wellbeing and help to prevent mental illness in children and young people in schools.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing | PG Cert

Mental health has been described by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, as "one of the greatest challenges of our time". This course will ensure you can promote positive mental health and wellbeing and help to prevent mental illness in children and young people in schools.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Physical Education with English (11-16) with recommendation for QTS | PGCE

As part of this course, you will choose the pathway below to study*:

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Physical Education with Geography (11-16) with recommendation for QTS | PGCE

As part of this course, you will choose the pathway below to study*:

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Physical Education with Maths (11-16) with recommendation for QTS | PGCE

As part of this course, you will choose the pathway below to study*:

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Post Graduate Certificate in Education | PGCE

We understand that practice is your main priority, that's why we have designed this online course that enables you to study wherever and whenever you want.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS | PGCE

Train to be a primary school teacher and enjoy a rewarding career teaching children aged between five and 11 years. We will build your knowledge and teaching ability so that you can become a confident and inspiring practitioner, with the ability to spark children's imaginations and learning.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Primary Education (5-11) with Recommendation for QTS - Physical Education | PGCE

Over recent years, the Government has prioritised the expansion of physical education as a specialism in the primary sector. We will develop you as a future leader in the teaching of physical education, giving you the knowledge and skills to really promote, shape and develop the subject within a primary school setting.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Primary Education (Early Years, 3-7) with recommendation for QTS | PGCE

Train to be a primary teacher and embark on a career in schools teaching children between three and seven, in Key Stage 1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

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Professional Doctorate in Education | EdD

This is a cross-disciplinary research degree with equivalent learning outcomes to a PhD, including its level of award and title. It aims to extend and deepen your knowledge of contemporary educational issues and will help to refine your research skills by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a research project within your chosen professional field.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
60 Months

Entry Requirements

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Race, Education and Decolonial Thought | MA

Whether the discussion centres on racial inequality in the UK, political developments in South Africa or the #blacklivesmatter movement in the USA, debates relating to race, racism and decoloniality are ever present in modern society. It has therefore become increasingly important to raise awareness of these matters within many professional occupations. This course will deepen your understanding of the contemporary discourse on race, racism and decoloniality globally.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Biology | PGCE

Use your knowledge and passion for biology to inspire pupils and learn how to create exciting experiments that will fire your pupils' interest and hunger to achieve. You will learn how to guide them through an experimental process, manipulating key variables so as to prove a biological theory, instil confidence and sharpen their scientific skills and knowledge.

We will also show you how to use practical activities centred on plant life to produce exciting lessons, fuelling your pupils' interest in biology while also building your confidence as an innovative teacher. Kindling your pupils' interest in the world outside of the classroom will be another key element of your training. You will learn how to use the outdoors to energise the learning environment and bring the subject of biology to life.

Aside from developing your ability to teach, you will also hone your communication and interpersonal skills. You will be able to instil confidence in your pupils so they can achieve their potential, and you will learn how to motivate support staff so they can help you deliver outstanding lessons.

You will also develop a solid understanding of the relevant guidelines issued by the Health and Safety Executive to ensure all the classes and experiments you deliver and supervise will be safe.

This course is offered through School Direct.

For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Design and Technology | PGCE

You will learn how to create exciting lessons involving key elements of design technology, including resistant materials, electronic products, graphics, product design and textiles. You will also learn how to develop practical and stimulating lessons on the subject of food technology, using examples from industry to bring your teaching to life and show how food is produced on a mass scale.

You will practise using equipment such as woodwork lathes and electronic soldering kits to hone your practical classroom skills. This will enable you to deliver engaging lessons to your pupils which, in turn, will enable them to build their confidence in design technology and progress their learning.

Providing a safe classroom environment will be a top priority in your career and will form a key part of your training. You will learn how to manage pupil behaviour, ensure classroom equipment is used safely and how to prepare safe, practical teaching spaces.

Your placements will form a vital element of your course and will give you the chance to put theory into practice and sharpen your teaching skills in a real classroom environment.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - English | PGCE

Translate your passion for English texts, language and drama into a rewarding career as a teacher. We will help you develop your understanding of the nuts and bolts of practical teaching alongside a wide range of theoretical techniques, giving you the skills to manage a variety of teaching scenarios.

For example, you could fuel your pupils' interest in the English language and great literary works by using drama to bring short stories, poems and books to life.

You will become a storyteller in your lessons, developing pupils' understanding of fiction and its importance to western culture. Learning how to expertly read and express texts using intonation will be a key part of your developing skill set and will play an important role in sparking your pupils' interest. You will also learn how to select different texts to match the different abilities and level of understanding of your class.

We will help you understand the different styles modern writers use and how to apply them in a classroom situation so pupils are able to understand how to write for a specific audience to have the maximum impact on the reader.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Geography | PGCE

Your learning will cover two main strands involving an enquiry-based approach to geography and real-world practical activities, which you will then translate into your classroom lessons.

Your initial training will be based around developing your own personal vision of geography, which will be shaped by your knowledge of the subject and will feed into your teaching style.

We will encourage you to take an enquiry-based approach to learning, actively posing questions and investigating geographical issues through exploring and questioning.

You will be taught how to use a range of geographical resources through practical tasks, including maps and atlases, photographs and images, meteorological equipment, geographical media and cultural artefacts. Developing your understanding of key geographical practical resources and equipment and how they are used will enable you to then enhance your pupils' learning.

You will have the opportunity to participate in and lead outdoor field experiences which will investigate physical and human geography. These experiences will develop your understanding of how to infuse classroom-based learning with practical outdoor sessions.

Your training will also involve exploring key issues in geography such as migration, war and sustainability from, enabling you to develop a better understanding of these modern issues which you will then translate into a classroom context and will ensure your teaching is current.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Mathematics | PGCE

We will help you develop new ways of teaching maths and create stimulating learning environments using teaching methods developed in countries with high achieving maths students.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Music | PGCE

Music has an important role to play in secondary school education and can contribute to the development of all pupils, regardless of their previous experience or abilities.

Knowing how to practically apply your musical knowledge and understanding to a classroom environment will be a key element of your training. We will broaden your understanding of how pupils of differing abilities learn, enabling you to plan musical activities, both theoretical and practical, that will inspire all your students and will engage them in all aspects of music and learning.

We will develop you as a music teacher, giving you the skills and confidence to find innovative ways to translate your knowledge into a language pupils can understand. A key element of your training will be the hands-on experience you will acquire in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to grow your sureness, teaching ability and knowledge while trialling different music teaching methods so you can develop your own style.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Physical Education | PGCE

We are an established sports education provider with a rich sporting pedigree. Your skills and knowledge will be nurtured in a supportive learning community with vast experience of training the next generation of PE teachers. Your network of support will include our research staff and course tutors, who will be on hand to sharpen your teaching expertise and knowledge of the subject, ensuring it is informed by the latest research and practices.

You will have access to our wide range of first-class sporting facilities - used by international athletes and Olympic medal winners - to help you in the practical application of your theoretical learning. These include 3G pitches, indoor and floodlit outdoor tennis courts, an athletics track, a swimming pool and gyms packed with the latest fitness equipment.

We will develop your communication skills so that you can confidently manage a large group of pupils. For example, you will understand the importance of varying your tone of voice during group activities, learn how to use equipment such as whistles appropriately and how to address and maintain the attention of your pupils when teaching PE.

We will also give you the skills to confidently manage classes with wide differences in ability. You will be able to devise lessons that develop from personalised activities to games that involve and stimulate your entire class.

Due to the nature of PE, you will not always be able to run your classes outdoors. We will also develop your organisational skills so that you will be able to plan your lessons and teach effectively regardless of the weather.

Your training will also develop your understanding of how PE can be used to motivate and strengthen learning in your pupils beyond the physical benefits of sport.

You can choose from two different training models.

University-led: You will develop your theoretical knowledge at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will be informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We will organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.

School Direct: For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

School Direct lead schools and alliances:

Batley Girls High School - Visual Arts College, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Beckfoot School, The Beckfoot & Hazelbeck Trust

The Rodillian Academy, The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust Training Alliance

St Aidan's CofE High School, Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance

Castleford Academy

To view our full range of PGCEs, and for more information, please visit our teacher training pages .

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
38 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Special Education Needs Co-Ordination | PG Cert

This qualification is a requirement for special educational needs coordinators (SENCO) working in state-maintained schools in England and Wales. The course is also highly relevant to inclusion and special educational needs leaders and managers who wish to improve the quality of inclusion and special educational needs and disability provision in their setting, whether they are working in the UK or abroad.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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