Early Years at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Early Years

Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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The early years of a child's life are recognised as the most crucial in their development. You could be at the heart of their learning, helping to shape their identity and giving them the best possible start in life. If you aspire to be a specialist who leads learning and development in an early years childcare setting, or you have the entrepreneurial ambition to create your own business in this field, this course is ideal. Combining a thorough academic grounding with practical experience, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader working with children, from birth up to the age of five, and their families. You will explore a variety of issues relating to early years policy, practice and research, including children's health, safety and wellbeing, and their relationships with families, wider society and the environment. You will also cover the legal, business, financial and ethical aspects surrounding early years provision, as well as developing the leadership skills needed to run your own childcare business. PRACTICE COLLECTION Our Library's Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your early years' placement.

Course details


  • Year 1 Core Modules:
    • The Holistic Child
    • Play as an Approach to Learning
    • Curriculum & Pedagogy in the Early Years
    • Developing Academic Skills
    • Personal & Professional Development 1: Your Practice
    • The Context of Early Years Enterprise
  • Year 2 Core Modules:
    • Young Children's Communication, Language & Literacy
    • Creative, Confident Children
    • Observing, Assessing & Documenting Early Years Outcomes
    • Safeguarding, Child Health & Wellbeing
    • Personal & Professional Development 2: The Team in Practice
    • Business Planning for the Early Years
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Current Issues in the Early Years
    • Transitions
    • Sector-Based Project
    • Personal & Professional Development 3: Leading & Managing Practice
    • Nurturing Your Early Years Enterprise

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX310
Institution code L27
Campus nameHeadingley Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Early Years at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS