Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5) with Early Years Teacher Status (PGCE)


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Full time & Part time September PGCE 1 year full-time, 1 year part time
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Are you passionate about working with young children? Our part-time programme, "Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5) with Early Years Teacher Status (PGCE)", is perfect for graduates who want to become qualified teachers in early years settings. Gain essential skills in teaching early literacy, mathematics, and numeracy, while understanding child development and learning through play. With extended placements in different early years settings, you'll gain hands-on experience and confidence working with children aged 0-5. Our supportive environment and collaborative learning approach will help you thrive. Entry requirements include GCSEs in English, maths, and science, and a 2.2 degree or above. Start your rewarding career in early years teaching with us!

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Qualify as a teacher with Early Years Teacher Status on a course designed for graduates who are not currently employed in an early years setting.

Course summary

  • Gain skills in teaching early literacy including reading, mathematics and numeracy.
  • Understand children's development and how they learn through play.
  • Develop your theoretical knowledge of child development, pedagogy and the key areas of Early Years Foundation Stage.

This course is designed for graduates with limited experience of working with children aged 0-5 years. Your studies are based around extended placements in at least two different early years settings to give you the confidence, skills and experience to work across the 0-5 age range.

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Entry Requirements

- Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent.
- 2.2 degree or above

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

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