Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Primary Education (Lower Primary, 3-7)

This course offers training for primary teachers with a specialism in the 3-7 age range. Students study planning, teaching and curriculum assessment in both the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Applicants also develop their understanding of the role of the subject specialist in a chosen curriculum subject. This course emphasises playful, experiential learning and teaching, literacy (including phonics), mathematics and personal, social and emotional development at both Key Stages.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree 2.1 or above in a subject relevant to early childhood education or able to demonstrate a relevant level 3 background e.g. BTEC in childhood studies, A-level psychology.

Course modules

Professional studies: early childhood (20 credits); critical issues in early years (20 credits); playful learning and playful pedagogies (20 credits); early years foundation stage: curriculum and pedagogy (20 credits); key stage 1: curriculum and pedagogy (20 credits); developing as a subject specialist (20 credits); professional practice (non-credit bearing).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

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University Admisisons Office
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0113 812 3113