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:
3-7 or 5-11?
Choosing the right age-phase for your training can be a difficult decision, but whichever age-phase you train for, you will be qualified to teach across ages 3-11 in the primary sector.
The 3-7 programme prepares you for those very early teaching and learning experiences. In this role, you will spend time helping children learn through play activities – which is more challenging than it sounds! You will be a key figure in nurturing children's social, emotional and physical development, as well as teaching those first skills needed to support the rest of their school years and beyond.
The 5-11 programme prepares you to build on the early childhood experiences that children bring with them to their first years of more formal schooling. You will build on best practice of learning through play to engage children with the Key Stage 1 curriculum and beyond.
Working in Key Stage 2, you will see children develop, ready for the challenges of secondary education and their future careers.
Education and Childhood Foundation Year
If you have the capacity to undertake degree-level study, but may not have the required entry requirements to do so, Leeds Trinity offers you an alternative way in to university with our Foundation Year degrees. This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence through undertaking four 30-credit 'Level 0' modules before progressing on to three years of undergraduate study. Find out more
Primary Education Interview Day
You will be invited to attend an Interview Day before we make you an offer. You can get more details on what is involved here.
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.