We’ll help you to develop your critical and analytical skills by linking theory to practice. You’ll also complete two professional work placements during your degree, applying your skills and knowledge in child-centred organisations.
In your final year, you’ll get the opportunity to specialise in child development-themed learning and teaching, which will further develop the knowledge and skills you need to make a real difference to people’s lives in the wider community.
We create a supportive and lively learning environment, in which you’ll learn through teamwork and collaboration. We’ll teach you through a mix of workshops, practicals and lectures, with a strong focus on student-led learning.
Your assessments will focus on developing your employability skills, as well as developing and demonstrating your academic learning. Most assessments are individual, but we also have some group-based assessments to help you to develop your teamworking skills.
Graduates from this degree have successfully completed postgraduate qualifications in teaching, social work and educational psychology. Many graduates aim to complete a Doctorate in Educational psychology after an appropriate period of class room experience. Leeds Trinity university has an excellent reputation for it's teaching qualifications and graduates seeking to develop a career in educational psychology are encouraged to apply for relevant post graduate study within the University.
Accredited by British Psychological Society
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
This accreditation is important as it is a benchmark of quality, as defined by psychologists. GBC is an entry requirement for many BPS accredited postgraduate training courses, for example: Clinical, Forensic, Counselling, Educational, Occupational or Sport Psychology, one of the routes to becoming a practitioner as, for example, a Clinical Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist or a Sport Psychologist. These specialisms form part of the route to becoming a Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol.).