Taught course

Primary Education (Early Years, 3-7) with recommendation for QTS

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie Faculty

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject or a 2:2 honours degree in an unrelated subject supported by significant relevant experience. You should also have GCSE English language, maths and science grade C or above. You will also need 150 hours' classroom based work experience in a UK primary school completed in the last 24 months. The English language requirement for students from outside the EU is 6.5 with no skill below 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Our aim is to develop teachers with a specialist understanding of how children aged between three and seven learn. You will develop children's abilities through playful learning and creative teaching, and you will reflect on how your teaching methods and the opportunities and environments you create can influence outcomes. Your training will involve a particular focus on outdoor play and learning. You will have the opportunity to attend a forest school workshop using our outdoor classroom, where you will learn different techniques to bring learning to life and spark your pupils' imaginations.

Fees and funding

For the most up-to-date funding information please visit: http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/PGCE_primaryearlyyears

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113