Early Years Teacher Status (Professional) PGCE

This programme is for you if you have some experience in the early years sector and wish to develop your knowledge and gain Early Years Teacher Status.

As an early years teacher, you can play an essential role in children's development , providing high-quality early education. This Early Years Teacher Status programme will teach you how to use your knowledge and skills to ensure all children have access to high standards of learning. It is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to five years old.

The Teachers' Standards (Early Years) support the training, assessment and award of EYTS. Funding is available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Your course fees will be covered by an NCTL grant. If your first degree is at 2.2 or above you will also be eligible for a bursary to help cover any additional study costs. For further details please visit the education.gov.uk website.

You will spend 120 days, or 24 weeks, working on placement in early years settings in order to demonstrate that you meet the teaching standards. This will include experience across all age groups from birth to five years, and at least two weeks in a school at Key Stage 1. The Department of Education & Community Studies has strong partnerships with education providers and other early years settings and we will support you in finding suitable local placements.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop professional practice with children from birth - five years
  • To develop leadership skills in the early years
  • To support and lead reflective practice and quality provision in early years.
PGCE Award
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

You should have:

  • An undergraduate degree in any subject
  • PLUS GCSE's at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science, or equivalent qualifications.
  • You will be required to attend an interview.
  • You will need to pass Professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme.
  • Applications can be made online at www.gre.ac.uk/olaf

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