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Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)
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BA (Hons)
Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)

Undergraduate course
Education

Prepare for a fulfilling career working with children. Gain a degree in two years and be primed to undertake a formal teaching qualification.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus

Your Course

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You will be able to access bespoke training opportunities and undertake additional qualifications in first aid, sport coaching, phonics, outdoor education and computing.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and Enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and Enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Natalie Storey

Careers

Natalie Storey
Reception Class Teacher, Lilycroft Primary School

MA Childhood Studies and Early Years

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“The modules on the MA allowed me to pick areas of study I could apply directly to my classroom practice. The course has given me many experiences to draw upon and it reflects the ever changing world of education.

MODULES & LEARNING

How Children Learn: Psychology & Development

Curriculum Studies 1

Engaging Teaching & Learning

Introduction to Research

Professional Experience 1

Educational Thought & Thinking about Education

My Development

Identity in Primary Education

Social Perspectives of Primary Education

Professional Experience 2

Critical Perspectives on Issues in Primary Education

Creative Practice Through the Arts

Curriculum Studies 2

Global Perspectives of Primary Education

Technology Enhanced Learning

Dissertation

This course is ideal if you are looking for a career change, particularly if you would like to become a primary school teacher. You will obtain an undergraduate degree in two years, enabling you to apply for a School Direct postgraduate course in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

On campus you will be taught through a range of lectures, seminars and workshops. You will also conduct independent study and research exploring a variety of issues and theories relating to primary education. You will also spend time in educational settings on school placements and setting visits, where you will apply your knowledge and develop your confidence, planning and teaching skills.

We have partnered with a number of local schools and institutions to ensure your learning is informed by the very latest practices. Headteachers and 'outstanding' teachers will deliver guest lectures on a variety of themes, such as including special educational needs provision, raising attainment and methods of assessment. The partnership will also offer you the opportunity to plan your own cross-curricular lessons and teach schoolchildren visiting the University campus.

Our valuable ties with local schools means that we can fully prepare you for your interview for a School Direct or PGCE place.
  • Graham Parton
    Dr Graham Parton Dr Graham Parton
    Head of Subject

    This course provides a really nice balance between academic study and school-based experience. Studying on campus and alongside research-active academics, you will tackle the big issues in primary education. You will then put this knowledge into practice during school-based research projects and on your placements, supporting you on your journey to becoming an outstanding primary teacher.

    Dr Graham Parton is Principal Lecturer and Staff Lead for Primary Education and Continuing Professional Development within our School of Education & Childhood. He teaches on degrees with QTS, PGCEs, our MA in Education and our EdD research programme. His main areas of teaching are professional studies, child psychology and development, research methods and supervision of research projects, computing and ICT in the primary curriculum, 21st-century technology and education, personal tutoring and link tutoring students on placements in school.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • School Practice Collection
    School Practice Collection

    Our School Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your teaching practice.

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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