It's not too late

Apply now via UCAS Extra or register for updates about applying to Leeds Trinity University through Clearing.

Apply via UCAS Register for Clearing

Study Primary Education and prepare for a career in teaching.

Teaching is an amazing profession. You get to work with children and their families, you’re supported by fantastic colleagues in school and every day brings something new.

At Leeds Trinity, we offer two undergraduate programmes in Primary Education which cover the age ranges 3-7 years and 5-11 years. Whichever age-range you train for, you will be qualified to teach across ages 3-11 years in the primary sector.

Our courses are developed alongside school partners, academic staff and the latest research so they remain current and respond to the latest requirements in the education sector.

You’ll be mentored by expert colleagues in school and University settings. You’ll receive specialist training on teaching the most difficult aspects of subject content and understanding children and young people at various ages and stages of development, including how to manage a busy classroom.

On completion of your degree programme, you’ll be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and will be well prepared for your future career in the teaching profession.

Book your Open Day

One of the best ways to help you make up your mind is by attending an Open Day and getting a feel for what Leeds Trinity has to offer and what it's like to study here.

Our upcoming Open Days in July are:

Saturday 6 July at our Main Campus in Horsforth

Saturday 13 July at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds City Centre

Book your place
Open Day entrance on Main Campus.

Our courses

Course title Award Year of entry Link to view course
Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with QTS BA (Hons) Year of entry: 2024, 2025 View course
Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with QTS with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Year of entry: 2024, 2025 View course
Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) Year of entry: 2024, 2025 View course
Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Year of entry: 2024, 2025 View course


The experiences gained from school-based training are priceless, they prepare you for your early teaching career. Observing skilled teachers, then co-teaching alongside them, is valuable learning that builds courage to thrive at being the teacher yourself, while always feeling supported.

Kushwant Ratour
Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) BA (Hons)

Early Years 3-7 or Later Years 5-11?

We offer two undergraduate programmes in Primary Education which cover the age ranges 3-7 years and 5-11 years. Whichever age-range you train for, you’ll be qualified to teach across ages 3-11 years in the primary sector.

The Early Years 3-7 programme prepares you for the very early teaching and learning experiences. In this role, you’ll spend time helping children develop through experiential, play-based learning. You’ll be a key figure in nurturing children’s communication and social, emotional and physical development, as well as teaching the first skills needed to support the rest of their school years.

The Later Years 5-11 programme prepares you to build on the prior knowledge and skills that children have developed in the Early Years Foundation Stage and support them to develop key skills, such as working with others, problem-solving and communication. Teaching across this age-range, you’ll provide high quality learning opportunities to help children develop these skills effectively and prepare them for moving to secondary education and beyond.

Programme Structure

In each year of the programme there are four key strands which structure your learning and professional experience at university and in school. 

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the statutory frameworks that teachers work within as well as best practice in meeting your legal and ethical obligations in key areas such as safeguarding and child protection.

Our focus is on developing your ability to teach a broad and balanced curriculum and gain an understanding of subject and age-specific pedagogy to enable you to plan, teach and assess across the curriculum confidently.

An important aspect of training to teach is developing your understanding of why we work in certain ways. Understanding the theory behind what works helps you to reflect professionally on your teaching and sets you up to be confident in your own practice and decision-making.

You’ll spend substantial time working alongside practitioners in Early Years and Primary settings. To help you develop the confidence you’ll need to become a teacher, you’ll complete at least 24 weeks of school-based training as part of your degree. We’ll support you to build your skills gradually, so you’ll be ready to take on the role of class teacher by the time you undertake your final placement.

Our dedicated School Partnerships team will work with you to find the right opportunity for your school-based training. You’ll be allocated a university link tutor and a school-based mentor for each placement who will support you throughout your training.

Before you complete each block of school-based training, you’ll take part in intensive and immersive preparation training led by your Primary Education lecturers.

95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months.
Graduate Outcomes, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) published 2023 Read more »
Top in Yorkshire and the Humber for student experience The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 Read more »
18th in the UK for student experience The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 Read more »

Take your next step

Photo of the 2025 LTU undergraduate prospectus. Undergraduate

Order your prospectus

Get a copy of our prospectus for everything you need to know about Leeds Trinity University.

Order a prospectus
Student support and wellbeing stand at Open Day. Undergraduate

Book on an Open Day

Find out what it's like to study at Leeds Trinity.

Book your place
Group of students studying in dining hall. Undergraduate

Apply

Learn more about how to apply to study with us through UCAS.

How to apply

Discover more

Undergraduate

Student life

Find out about life on campus, our accommodation, Leeds and Horsforth, and everything you can get involved in as a Leeds Trinity student.

Life at Leeds Trinity
Undergraduate

Our support

Learn more about the support you'll receive at every stage of your Leeds Trinity journey.

Find out more
Undergraduate

Your future

Discover the opportunities you’ll have to make more happen at Leeds Trinity, including work placements and studying abroad.

Learn more

Primary Education news

View all News

Education, Employability

13/05/2024

Care leaver support advocate backs local council initiative helping to improve social outcomes

Read article

Education, Research

08/05/2024

Head of School elected to the council of the British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Read article

Education

04/04/2024

Leeds Trinity prepares for new teacher training requirements with successful pilot

Read article

Education, Research

13/03/2024

New research to boost confidence of trainee science teachers using maths skills

Read article
r