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Early Years Practice

You will train to teach Early Education and Care across the birth to five age range, leading to 60 master’s credits and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). 

  • Gain the experience, opportunity and knowledge to work within the Early Years sector 
  • Experience placements in three different settings, including a children’s centre 
  • Culminates in assessment against the specialist Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) 
  • Qualifies you to work towards a leadership role in private, independent or ‘free’ schools, voluntary settings, and some children’s centres

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Entrants who do not meet this requirement will be assessed on a caseby- case basis and practical experience may be taken into account where appropriate. In addition entrants must meet the DfE requirements of: maths, science and English language grade C or above at GCSE or equivalent and DfE skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

Course modules

Modules include:

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • The professional self in Early Years leadership
  • Child development

Fees

These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 0 (Whole course) Home/EU 10 Months
PgCert Full-time £ 0 (Whole course) International 10 Months

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