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Early Childhood Education (3 year route)
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BA (Hons) (leading to QTS)
Early Childhood Education (3 year route)

Undergraduate course
Education

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and specialist knowledge of the Early Years to be able to teach children at all levels.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus

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You will have access to extra training such as first aid, sports leadership courses, Dyslexia training and phonics workshops.
Entry Requirements
240 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 240 points required. (Minimum of 160 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent awards. One A Level must be in a Primary National Curriculum subject. See http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/admissions.htm.) General Studies is not accepted.
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs: GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above or equivalent. Plus three other GCSEs at grade C or above. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 60 credits in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate: Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.

Applicants must have undertaken work experience with children in the 3-7 age range (preferably in the last 12 months in UK Primary school or Early Years settings). Applicants should demonstrate an affinity specifically with Early Years 3-7 age range. Other experience of working with children or involvement in the community would also be beneficial. Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview prior to any offer of a place.

Applicants must have passed the Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course.

This course requires an interview.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

IELTS:
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.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 240 points required. (Minimum of 160 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent awards. One A Level must be in a Primary National Curriculum subject. See http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/admissions.htm.) General Studies is not accepted.
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs: GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above or equivalent. Plus three other GCSEs at grade C or above. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 60 credits in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate: Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.

Applicants must have undertaken work experience with children in the 3-7 age range (preferably in the last 12 months in UK Primary school or Early Years settings). Applicants should demonstrate an affinity specifically with Early Years 3-7 age range. Other experience of working with children or involvement in the community would also be beneficial. Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview prior to any offer of a place.

Applicants must have passed the Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course.

This course requires an interview.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

IELTS:
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.
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If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Rafina Din

Careers

Rafina Din
Year 4 Teacher, Miriam Lord Primary School

BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years (Top-Up)

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“My degree taught me more than just how to teach fractions. It also taught me how to understand and deal with the challenges that can affect children outside the classroom. This rounded approach has really benefited my career and has made me a much more confident and reflective teacher.

MODULES & LEARNING

An introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum through the consideration of theoretical, policy and practical perspectives.

Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Language Communication & Literature in the Early Years

Play, Learning & Development

Teaching & Learning 1 (3-7) - Learning, Behaviour & Assessment

School Experience, CPD & Employability 1

An introduction to the teaching and learning of national curriculum Core Subjects in Key Stage One.

In order to prepare you for teaching this level, you will gain an understanding of a range of Foundation Subjects at Key Stage One.

Historical & International Perspectives of ECCE

Introducing the role of the primary school subject specialist, you will focus on developing significant subject knowledge for a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.

Teaching & Learning 2 (3-7) - SEND, EAL & Inclusive Practice

School Experience, CPD & Employability 2

Explore the positive impact of a creative environment and method of teaching on young children's learning.

English & Maths: Progression in Learning 3-7

Develop your understanding of the role of a primary school subject specialist who manages a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.

Teaching & Learning (3-7) - Professional Roles & Responsibilities

Undertake a project of independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has particular personal interest and value to you.

School Experience, CPD & Employability 3

You will meet a range of guest speakers, from diverse backgrounds such as national literacy experts, head teachers and experts in behaviour management. You will have the opportunity to undertake international volunteering opportunities from within Europe to as far afield as China and Australia.

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.

  • Sharon Collies
    Sharon Colilles Sharon Colilles
    Senior Lecturer

    Creative and innovative practice in the early years’ sector is informed by the connections made between theory, research and policy, and brings together care and education in inspiring, evolving settings. Early years’ enterprise involves leading teams, making imaginative use of resources, harnessing indoor and outdoor environments and supporting young children’s exploration of the world.

    After being involved in policy development for the Children's Workforce whilst working for the Civil Service, Sharon took ownership and operation of a private day nursery. As the lead professional for the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), she gained Early Years Teacher Status, championing play-based teaching methods. Her research focuses on educational sociology, policy and play, with interests in the social construction of children’s identities and culture in early years’ settings.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Travel placement costs - We will reimburse you for your travel costs to your QTS placements. This cost can vary depending on the location.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Travel placement costs - We will reimburse you for your travel costs to your QTS placements. This cost can vary depending on the location.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

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    Headingley Campus

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    Gym and Sports Facilities

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Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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