Unlock your potential, build your confidence and enhance your academic skills to prepare for study on one of our six education degree courses with an integrated foundation year.
We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.
A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal first step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering six of our education degrees with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on one of our education degree programmes, the foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.
During the foundation year, you will study four education-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our six routes, from childhood studies and early years with enterprise to teaching and education.
An additional module will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages above for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.
Most undergraduate degree programmes require three years of full-time study. A foundation year integrated with one of our undergraduate degree programmes will require four years of full-time study. Alternatively, you could study the course part-time over eight years.
You will apply for your course through UCAS, using the individual UCAS codes detailed. The first year of each course will follow the model detailed here. From your second year, you will study your chosen degree programme. Click on the links above to find out more about each of the six undergraduate courses.
Our education courses will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and put what you are learning into practice to prepare you for a wide range of careers. Visit the careers section on each course page to find out more about the future your chosen route could lead you into. Our dedicated Employment Team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you enhance your employability skills. You can read more about their services on our careers site.
We've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide to applying for a place here at Leeds Beckett University. Here's what you need to do.
1Select Your courseResearch the courses on offer and select the right course for you.March - September
Make Leeds Beckett your first option
3InterviewsSome courses may require you to attend an interview before an offer can be made.December - MarchDeadline
UCAS applications need to be completed by mid-January
4Student FinanceApply for student finance - tuition loans and maintenance grants.January - July
5Applicant DaysOnce you have received an offer you will be invited to an Applicant Day.January - April
6AccommodationAfter accepting your offer, you can apply for our university accommodation.February - JuneDeadline
Your deadline for accepting an offer is May - June
7ResultsConfirmation of your place and the start of the clearing process.Mid-August