At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
In order to be eligible for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you must demonstrate your ability to meet the assessment criteria laid down by Leeds Trinity University and the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL)
. Find out more about Teachers' standards here.
Assessment is through graded coursework assignments and School-based training. There are no examinations. Assessments are designed to enable you to critically reflect on practice.
At the end of Stage 1 a portfolio of evidence including reflections on the Stage 1 work and a Professional studies essay is to be submitted. School-based training is to be completed successfully to proceed onto the next phase.
At the end of the course, a standards evidence base is to be submitted including reflection on Stage 2 and 3 University-based training, school-based training and personal study. School-based training is to be completed successfully at each stage.
The Masters assessment comprises two written assignments. These focus upon the themes of developing professional practice and progression in learning and are submitted in Stage 2 and Stage 3 respectively.
- A good honours degree (2ii or above).
- GCSE Grade C (or accepted equivalent) English, Mathematics and Science. We offer our GCSE equivalency tests to those who have a conditional place on the course but do not already have these qualifications.
- Suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in primary schools.
- Commitment, attitudes and values appropriate to that of a primary teacher.
- Ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English, and to have passed the DFE Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy. Find out more on the STA Education website.
- The capacity to meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All successful candidates will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.
In addition to the above essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have substantial prior experience in a primary setting in this country, observing, assisting and/or teaching.
We treat every applicant on his or her own merits and value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Invitation to interview will also include a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form to complete and bring with you. Payment (£44) will be requested after you're offered a place via our Online Store
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
- Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
- You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
- The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.