About the course
Your learning will cover two main strands involving an enquiry-based approach to geography and real-world practical activities, which you will then translate into your classroom lessons.
Your initial training will be based around developing your own personal vision of geography, which will be shaped by your knowledge of the subject and will feed into your teaching style.
You will have the opportunity to participate in and lead outdoor field experiences which will investigate physical and human geography. These experiences will develop your understanding of how to infuse classroom-based learning with practical outdoor sessions.
We provide ongoing training for all newly qualified teachers. On successful completion of your course, you will be able to enrol on our Newly Qualified Teacher module, giving you another valuable means of support as you start your teaching career.
Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process. The interview will involve a group activity, an individual interview, and a written task which is designed to demonstrate your ability for critical thought.
How school placements work
You will gain substantial training in a school environment. Many of the partnership schools involved in the delivery of your course are located in and around Leeds to ensure your travelling is limited and you will have the maximum time to prepare your lessons.
You will complete three teaching placements in at least two contrasting schools, receiving support from your school mentor and University tutors.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.
Course-specific essentials: Placement travel costs
(Amount dependent on location)
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £17,000
- a bursary of £15,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.
All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.
Evidence of recent experience in a UK Secondary school must have been completed prior to you making your application. Other experiences of working with children may be taken into consideration.
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required before enrolment.
About the training provider
Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Carnegie School of Education has been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision. The satisfaction of our students has advanced significantly over the course of a year, in part due to the fact that students feel as though they are joining an academic community, in which they are involved in the research work of their academic colleagues, positioning our students as co-creators of knowledge.
Work is now complete on our new Carnegie Teacher Education Building. The two storey teaching facility will be used solely by our teacher training courses and comprises a number of spaces which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings. All the classrooms have been designed to model both primary and early-years learning environments, which will allow our teaching students to investigate the impact of the environment on learning, teaching and assessment. It will also enable the students to work with children from local schools who will be able to visit for Carnegie School of Education aspiration and project days in a cutting edge, bespoke environment.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Disability Advice team offers support, information and guidance at any stage of the application process and throughout your time at our University.
Support is available to students with a range of disabilities and long term conditions such as:
• Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc.)
• Mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)
• Long term health conditions (e.g. epilepsy, IBS, diabetes, etc.)
• Autism (including Aspergers)
• Physical conditions
• Sensory condition (e.g. visual or hearing impairment)
We would encourage you to contact us as early as possible in your application process to find out about the support available at our University and to enable us to implement any adjustments prior to your arrival. The Disability Advice team is available all year round and we welcome prospective students to contact us and arrange a visit before their course starts.
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