Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Early Years (leading to Early Years Teacher Status)

Learn how to provide expert care and education for children from birth to the age of 5. The course helps students to examine the issues that affect young children and work with their parents, carers and communities to support their development. Students explore their own professional practice, enhancing their understanding of the values and beliefs that underpin policy and pedagogy in the early years setting.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Course modules

Professional studies: early childhood; critical issues in early years; playful learning and playful pedagogies; early years foundation stage: curriculum and pedagogy 3 to 5; early years foundation stage: curriculum and pedagogy birth to 2; transition to key stage 1; professional practice (non-credit bearing).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 41 weeks

Campus details

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

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113