Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with recommendation for QTS Leeds Beckett University


This is a primary education degree with a specialism in teaching three to seven year-olds. Gain the skills, experience and ability you will need to teach early years children aged between three and seven. Through group work, you will develop your passion for working with children and build your knowledge of psychology, sociology, pedagogy and philosophy.

You will undertake a two to seven-week placement in a school during each year of study, and this practical experience will help you to hit the ground running in your first teaching job after graduation. The opportunity to study specific areas, such as child-initiated learning, will also give you a focus for when you start teaching in schools.

We have 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.


During your first year you will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking alongside academic tasks.


To gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will be required to undertake a two to seven-week placement in a school during each year of study. This will give you the practical experience required to help you hit the ground running with your first teaching job after graduation.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Headingley Campus

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


  • Year 1 Core Modules:
    • Introduction to the Early Years Curriculum
    • Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • Language, Communication & Literature in the Early Years
    • Play, Learning & Development
    • Teaching & Learning 1 (3-7)
    • School Experience, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Employability 1
  • Year 2 Core Modules:
    • Historical & International Perspectives of Early Childhood Education
    • Teaching & Learning 2 (3-7)
    • Introduction to Subject Specialism 2
    • School Experience, CPD & Employability 2
    • Core Subjects at Key Stage 1
    • Foundation Subjects at Key Stage 1
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Creativity Through The Curriculum
    • English & Maths: Progression in Learning
    • Becoming a Subject Co-ordinator
    • Teaching & Learning 3 (3-7)
    • Major Independent Study
    • School Experience, CPD & Employability 3

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X321
Institution code L27
Campus name Headingley Campus
Campus code H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points A minimum of 80 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent). Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process - interviews will be held between December 2017 and March 2018. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.