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Learning and Teaching (Secondary Education) Top Up BA (Hons)

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Park Lane Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Help shape the learning of future generations with our Learning and Teaching (Secondary Education) Top-up degree.With the size of the pupil population expected to rise nearly 15% by 2027, prepare yourself for a rewarding career teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects within secondary education. Benefit from excellent links with our partner secondary schools and academies, spending a minimum of 120 days in these settings supported by school mentors, class teachers and university-based tutors.Are you ready to transfer your knowledge and get the next generation of learners excited about STEM subjects? Take your existing knowledge of your specialist subject and develop the professional expertise and core knowledge expected of secondary education teachers.You will already hold a foundation degree or HND in a STEM subject and may be working in industry in a non-education-related field but contemplating a change in career. You will be interested in finding out about potential careers in secondary schools with an opt in QTS element. You will develop your understanding of how to teach your specialist subject and study modules that cover approaches to teaching and learning, in both theoretical and applied contexts, classroom pedagogy and curriculum subject knowledge. You will benefit from our excellent links with our secondary partnership schools and academies.Unlike the traditional teacher training route, you do not need to hold a bachelor’s degree in your specialist subject or complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). University Centre Leeds gives foundation degree and HND holders access to secondary-based teacher training and a BA (Hons) through our Top-Up award with the opt in element to gain QTS. The Luminate Partnership for ITT (Initial Teacher Training) was set up in 2020 and our trainees will benefit from excellent links with this partnership.You will graduate with the following qualification:BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching (Secondary Education)If you opt into the QTS route you will gain QTS at the same timeUndergraduate BursaryFinal year undergraduates may be eligible for a training bursary of £9,000. This applies to those trainees who are studying a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course in secondary mathematics or physics.

Application deadline

15 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

All applicants will need to fulfil the following entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme: Achieved at least a grade 4 (C) or above in both mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents). Hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having passed a relevant foundation degree programme conferred by a UK higher education institution or an equivalent qualification.


University information

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

  • Campus address

    Leeds City College, University Centre Leeds, Park Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS3 1AA, England

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