Leeds Trinity University has an established reputation, regionally and nationally, of being one of the UK's leading providers of teacher training courses. Our outstanding courses are taught by a highly experienced team that understands the learning needs of children, from the early years of 0–5 years, right through to primary education of 5–11 years. According to the latest National College for Teaching and Leadership figures 99% of our recent Primary Education graduates are working in teaching positions.
Our close partnerships with over 600 primary education and secondary education schools will prepare you for a successful teaching career. You'll learn and apply practical teaching skills by engaging with school-based training, giving you a deep understanding of the Teachers' standards.
We recognise the diversity of settings where good teachers are needed, so we also give students the chance to complete professional work placements in alternative contexts such as museums, schools abroad and in special provision schools.
Undergraduate Primary Education courses:
Primary Education - Early Years (QTS)
You’ll learn how experiential, play-based learning supports young children’s development and how, as an effective practitioner, you can have a positive impact on children’s development and learning. Teaching in early years is dynamic, so you’ll learn the professional skills related to planning, teaching and assessing, as well as how to manage a setting where children and adults work together in learning. You’ll gain an understanding of the transition to Key Stage 1 and develop knowledge of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and the national curriculum at Key Stage 1.
Primary Education - Later Years (QTS)
You’ll learn how effective teaching can impact a child’s educational progress, developing teaching skills informed by theory and subject knowledge. You’ll apply your knowledge in a classroom setting, working in all areas of the national curriculum. You’ll understand the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and develop the professional skills of planning, teaching and assessing learning, as well as how to build effective relationships with children.
We provide Assessment Only (AO) routes for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aimed at experienced practitioners, and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) that cover teaching and any other unqualified teaching roles in schools.
Discover more about gaining QTS through AO
Professional Skills Tests
Before you begin a teacher training course, you must successfully complete the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Don’t worry, though – we’re here to help. We want you to pass, so we’ve put together some great advice on how you can give yourself the best chance of passing the skills test.
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