Education Integrated Foundation Years
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.
This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.
Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.
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.
Teaching and learning
Professor Shirley Anne Tate is a world-leading researcher in the areas of institutional racism, black identity and black diaspora politics.
She has written widely on topics including the body, mixed race, beauty and the cultures of skin.
She recently began an international research project to establish what needs to be done to tackle racialisation across the UK, Sweden, South Africa and Brazil and how national human rights institutions play a vital role in shaping national approaches to countering racism.
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