BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching Primary Education (Top-Up)

Help shape the learning of future generations with our Learning and Teaching Primary Education (Top-Up) degree.

By combining three teaching placements with academic study and learning from expert tutors with real-world experience, this course will advance your current knowledge and give you a strong understanding of what is needed to meet a teaching environment's professional standards and expectations. 

Within West Yorkshire, teaching is one of the specialist skills that is currently in demand (WYCA, 2021), so this is a great time to consider it as a career and gain the necessary qualifications to join the workforce. This course provides anyone who is specifically interested in primary education with the exciting opportunity to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This will be assessed independently by the ITT-accredited provider Leeds City College Corporation and will be awarded upon completion of the BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching Primary Education (Top-Up) Degree. The programme will cover all stages of primary education, ages 3-11. 


About the course

Across two semesters, you will learn in an environment that blends employment with academic learning, undergoing three teaching placements alongside more traditional-based classroom learning. You will develop core teaching elements in primary education, including teaching appropriately and effectively in a challenging environment, teaching across different education settings, and effective teaching strategies with children. You will also develop your understanding of how to teach across the primary curriculum and study modules that further cover teaching and learning approaches in theoretical and applied contexts, classroom pedagogy and curriculum subject knowledge. 

Throughout this course, you'll be taught by expert tutors who have first-hand experience in the industry and will give you a fundamental understanding of what is needed to succeed in the field. The Luminate Partnership for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) was established in 2020 and you will benefit from our excellent links with our primary partnership schools and academies.

You will graduate with the following qualification: BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching (Primary Education). If you opt in to the QTS route, you will also gain QTS simultaneously to your BA (Hons) degree. Find out more information on Luminate Education Group Partnership for ITT.

This course is validated by The Open University and accreditation.


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£7,950 full-time (per academic year)
£3,975 part-time (per academic year)

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Teacher Development Centre (Park Lane Campus)

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: X131
Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time