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Primary Education

Leeds Trinity University provides outstanding courses in Primary Education. We've developed an excellent reputation as the premier provider of teacher training, both regionally and nationally, giving you quality assurance with partnering schools.

Primary Education degrees are competitive, demanding and intense, and require you to engage with subject orientated study - but, they are also rewarding. You'll be fully qualified to teach 5 to 11 years as a Primary Teacher whatever study route you choose with us.  In addition, we provide routes to Early Year Teacher Status for people interested in working with the 0-5 age range. 

Undergraduate Programme 

Our Primary Education undergraduate programme gives you the opportunity to study for an Education degree with teacher training, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Having Qualified Teacher Status means that there is no need for you to go on to do a PGCE course after completing your undergraduate degree, saving you money and time in the long-term. If you are already committed to a career as a Primary School Teacher, this is a great way to develop your knowledge and skills, balancing practical application with honours degree study.

Primary schools are dynamic and exciting environments, where children's learning needs are carefully planned and managed. You'll have the opportunity to learn and apply practical teaching skills, as well as study children's learning, development, law, behaviour and assessment theory. You'll develop as an independent learner and researcher, and engage in school-based training to apply your knowledge in the workplace.
We provide undergraduate degree courses in:

BA (Single Honours) 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 that learning. School-Based Placements on this degree cover the age-range from Foundation Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 1.

Find out more about our degree in Primary Education: Early Years

BA (Single Honours) Primary Education: Later Years (QTS) 

Throughout this degree, you will learn about the impact of effective teaching on a child's educational process, and you'll develop teaching skills informed by theory and subject knowledge. School-Based Placements on this degree cover the age-range 7-11 (Key Stage 2).

Find out more about our degree in Primary Education: Later Years

Postgraduate Programme

We offer a range of postgraduate provision to enable you to progress your career aspirations.  We offer both University-based and School-led postgraduate provision leading to the award of QTS with the option to study at Masters Level.  

Find out more about our PGCE Primary (5-11) QTS (Level 6) Provider-led  

Find out more about our PGCE Primary (5-11) QTS (Level 6) School Direct.

For those people whose passion is Early Years provision, we provide a route to the award of Early Years Teacher Status.  Note: We only have training routes for people currently employed in Early Years Provision.

Find out more about our Early Years Teacher Status (Postgraduate Employer-based)

Assessment Only

We provide Assessment Only Routes to both Early Years Teacher Status and Qualified Teacher Status for candidates who are operating within a setting and believe they are currently meeting the professional requirements.

Find out more about our Assessment Only Routes

Need more information?

If you would like to ask Leeds Trinity any general questions, please contact us at or call 0113 283 7150. You may also like to book yourself onto an Open Day or Campus Tour to get a feel of what we're about.

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