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Education

  • 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
  • Education MA

    Designed to help you develop personally and professionally, this course will expose you to the latest in educational theory and policy.

    Distance Learning, Full-time, Part-time
    12 Months, 36 Months
  • Education Studies BA (Hons)

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

    Full-time
    3 Years

We're committed to helping you inspire future generations with our range of courses spanning the early years, through childhood and youth, to further and higher education.

Undergraduate Courses (11)

Childhood in the Early Years (Level 6 Top Up) | BA (Hons)

Following government policy developments in services to young children, there has been a significant increase in demand for early years specialists. Our course focuses on the study of sociology, psychology and human development in relation to young children (pre-birth to seven).
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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. Through this course you will gain a "whole-child perspective" from pre-birth to early adulthood (0-18 years).
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Early Childhood Education (2 year route) | BA (Hons) (leading to QTS)

If you are experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with children aged three to seven, this course provides you with the opportunity to progress to the next level and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Early Childhood Education (3 year route) | BA (Hons) (leading to QTS)

Gain the skills, experience and ability you need to teach early years children between three and seven years old, as well as children in higher Key Stages in the UK. 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

See course page for details

Education Studies | 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
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Primary Education (3 year route) | BA (Hons) (leading to QTS)

Taking a creative, child-centred approach, your course will provide a solid grounding of all areas of primary education - Key Stages 1 and 2. With an emphasis upon inclusion, creativity and critical reflection, this course gives you the skills to ensure engagement and achievement for all pupils you will teach.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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

Taking a creative, child-centred approach, your course will provide a solid grounding of all areas of primary education - Key Stages 1 and 2. With an emphasis upon inclusion, creativity and critical reflection, this course gives you the skills to ensure engagement and achievement for all pupils you will teach.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Primary Education (Accelerated Degree) | BA (Hons)

Fast-track to a rewarding career in primary education as you adopt a critically reflective and child-centric approach to teaching and working with children.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
-

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with recommendation for QTS | BA (Hons)

Gain the skills, experience and ability you need to teach early years children between three and seven years old, as well as children in higher Key Stages in the UK. 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

See course page for details

Special Educational Needs | Advanced Diploma

We're dedicated to helping everyone who works in schools make a positive difference to outcomes for children whatever their needs. This course, delivered in collaboration with the Institute of Child Education & Psychology Europe (ICEP Europe), is aimed at HLTAs and experienced support staff working in primary, secondary or early years settings. Whether you work as a teaching assistant, learning mentor, behavioural support or playworker, you'll develop the confidence and knowledge to meet the needs of all the children you work with. Our course is also suitable for those who already hold degree level credits and who wish to build towards a degree. Teachers would also benefit from study on this programme. This is an online course - you won't need any time out of the classroom to attend university - and you'll acquire highly-valued expertise in special needs education that can be used in schools around the UK. You'll study autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, disabilities, best practice in inclusive education and dyslexia, looking at how information is processed in the brain, at learning and memory. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to look at social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and autism - the behavioural and social issues, the triggers and the strategies you can use to support these pupils in the classroom.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Special Educational Needs | CertHE

We're dedicated to helping everyone who works in schools make a positive difference to outcomes for children whatever their needs. This course, delivered in collaboration with the Institute of Child Education & Psychology Europe (ICEP Europe), is aimed at support staff towards the start of their careers in primary, secondary or early years schools although teachers would also benefit from study on this programme. Whether you work as a teaching assistant, learning mentor, behavioural support or playworker. You'll develop the confidence and knowledge to meet the needs of all the children you work with. This is an online course - you won't need any time out of the classroom to attend university - and you'll acquire highly-valued expertise in special needs education that can be used in schools around the UK. You'll study autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, disabilities, best practice in inclusive education and dyslexia, looking at how information is processed in the brain, at learning and memory. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to look at social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and autism - the behavioural and social issues, the triggers and the strategies you can use to support these pupils in the classroom. For further information on our partner in providing this programme, please visit the Institute of Child Education & Psychology Europe website.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Postgraduate Courses (20)

Childhood Studies & 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. You will have the opportunity to study theory and develop your practice through two distinct routes Early Years or Children and Young People.
Attendance:
Distance Learning,
Full-time,
Full-time Distance Learning,
Part-time
Duration:
24 Months,
12 Months,
-

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Drama and Creative Writing in Education | MA

Create imaginary worlds and use everyday situations to tell stories. You will inspire your audience to explore their own environments through the power of imagination.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Early Childhood Care and Education (0-5) with recommendation for EYTS | PGCE

Learn how to provide expert care and education for children from birth to the age of five. This course will help you examine the issues that affect young children and work with their parents, carers and communities to support their development.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

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:
36 Months,
12 Months

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

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.

This course will provide training in all primary stage National Curriculum subjects, with a particular focus on the core subjects of English, mathematics and science. You will explore established educational theories alongside new ideas, concepts and developments in the field of education. Rigorous academic study on campus will be complemented by a range of practical teaching experiences to really enhance your professional development.

On campus, you will be supported by expert tutors who will help to refine your subject knowledge and teaching practice. Working in schools, you will be supported by school-based mentors and experienced teachers as you put your learning into practice and really hone your teaching skills. 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, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Hoyland Common Primary School

Meadowfield Primary School, Temple Newsam Learning Partnership

Mills Hill Primary School, Schools With Schools

Queensway Primary School, Aireborough Learning Partnership Schools

Scissett First Schools, Yorkshire Anglican Teaching School Alliance

Spring Bank Primary School, Springboard Cluster

Wakefield City Academy

Whitley and Eggborough County Primary School, RAISE Alliance

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

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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

Our aim is to develop teachers with a specialist understanding of how children aged between three and seven learn. You will develop children's abilities through playful learning and creative teaching, and you will reflect on how your teaching methods and the opportunities and environments you create can influence outcomes. Your training will involve a particular focus on outdoor play and learning. You will have the opportunity to attend a forest school workshop using our outdoor classroom, where you will learn different techniques to bring learning to life and spark your pupils' imaginations.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
39 Weeks

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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

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 will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a research project within your chosen professional field.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
48 Months

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Art & Design | PGCE

Learn to teach this inspiring and thought-provoking subject at secondary school level. We will develop your teaching skills so that you can translate your passion for art and design and create stimulating lessons informed by different artistic theories and practices.

We will develop you as a creative and confident art teacher who can make art and design accessible to all pupils, whatever their ability.

We will develop your understanding of different teaching methods, enabling you to instruct your class in a range of practical artistic techniques. Taking part in a series of practical workshops and seminars in key specialisms such as drawing, printing and mixed media will form a key element of your training.

Some of your training will be delivered at Broadcasting Place in our highly equipped art and design studios, providing you with a creative and contemporary learning environment where you can hone your skills.

You will benefit from a supportive learning community and will complete your training alongside nationally and internationally recognised artists and practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to build-up a network of contacts made up of fellow students, our research staff and your course tutors, giving you access to advice, support and tips that will really develop your understanding of the subject and improve your teaching ability.

You can choose from two different training models.

University-led: You will develop your theoretical knowledge at our Headingley Campus and Broadcasting Place at our City Campus, which offer superb learning environments, 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, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Beckfoot School, The Beckfoot & Hazelbeck Trust

The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance

Leeds West Academy

The Rodillian Academy

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

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

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

You will use your knowledge and passion for biology to inspire pupils. You will learn how to create stimulating 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 - Computing | PGCE

Learn to teach this thought-provoking subject which is new to the National Curriculum and is now a required subject at all key stages.

We will equip you with the skills to deliver a stimulating learning environment and inspiring lessons. You could be teaching children how to create their own web page in one lesson, and the next encouraging them to write their own computer program. You will learn how to fire their interest in this constantly evolving subject, helping them to understand the technical aspects of computing in an easy-to-understand way. You will be able to teach them the fundamentals of how computers communicate and connect their understanding of microprocessors. You could even help them to build their own simple computer.

You can choose from two different training models.

University-led: You will develop your theoretical knowledge here at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will 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, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance

Meadowfield Primary School, Temple Newsam Learning Partnership

Wakefield City 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

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.

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.

School Direct lead schools and alliances:

The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance.

Wakefield City Academy

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

Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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.

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 school and alliance:

Wakefield City 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

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 feed into your teaching style by drawing on influences of your own geographical background and knowledge.

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.

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 school and alliance:

Batley Girls High School, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Wakefield City 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

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.

A key part of your training will be learning how to use geometric tools and devices to teach mathematics, as well as the effective use of interactive white boards and online maths resources. You will also learn how to use traditional textbooks to devise your own teaching resources that will meet the needs of your pupils, regardless of their ability.

We will teach you to think outside of the box when considering how to make mathematics an interesting and relevant subject for your pupils. For example, you will be encouraged to organise external visits to help your pupils understand how maths is used in the real world and to stimulate their interest and excitement in solving mathematical problems.

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 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 school and alliance:

Batley Girls High School, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Meadowfield Primary School, Temple Newsam Learning Partnership

Wakefield City 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

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.

This course is offered as School Direct only.

From the beginning of your course, you will be based in your provider school or within your partnership of schools. The majority of taught seminars will be organised and based in your provider school or alliance. Throughout your course, 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, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance.

The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance.

Wakefield City 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

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

We are an established sports education provider with a rich sporting pedigree. You will be able to immerse yourself 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, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance

Beckfoot School, The Beckfoot & Hazelbeck Trust

The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance

Leeds West Academy

The Rodillian Academy

St Aidan's CofE High School, Arc Teacher Training

Wakefield City 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

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

Television has helped revitalise the public interest in science and, as a secondary school teacher, you can also play your part in bringing physics to life for a new generation. Your teaching, lessons and experiments can help to engage young minds and transform their understanding of the subject. Your inspirational teaching could also help break down barriers and tackle the gender bias in physics.

Developing your teaching ability will be our key aim. You will be encouraged to think creatively in order to spark your pupils' interest in gravity, astronomy and quantum mechanics. You will learn how to teach the story of physics to your students in a way that will fire their interest and shape their understanding of the world, focusing on key figures such as Newton, Einstein and Feynman.

A key part of your training will be learning how to take a constructivist approach to your teaching, whereby active learning is promoted and your pupils are encouraged to learn through problem solving and self-discovery.

You will learn how to maximise the potential of all your pupils by 'scaffolding' their learning and devising lesson plans for different abilities in your classroom.

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 school and alliance:

Meadowfield Primary School, Temple Newsam Learning Partnership

Wakefield City 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 Educational Needs Coordination | PG Cert

This qualification is a requirement for recently appointed 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
Duration:
13 Months

Entry Requirements

See course page for details