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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 Year

  • Course Type

    PGCE

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    04 July 2019

The PGCE Early Years (3-7) course is ideal if you are looking to become a qualified teacher of children aged 3-7. You will study across a number of areas including; initial professional development covering the principles of the teaching profession, the EYFS areas of learning including Prime and Specific areas such as Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Literacy, Maths, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World. You also receive training in National Curriculum areas such as; English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, Music, PE and RE. 

Approximately half of the course is spent in schools, where the training continues and you are given opportunities to develop and extend your skills. Both within university and in school, time is built in for you to meet with your tutors regularly on a one to one basis to discuss your professional development.

As part of the course, you are expected to engage on a variety of levels with the course content and materials. Many of the sessions require active participation in early years approaches to teaching. In contrast to this, you will be expected to have some familiarity with accessing library and online resources to support your research into different aspects of Early Years education in preparation for the completion of assignments.

Formal assessment of the course takes place through observations of your teaching and your successful completion of assignments based on assessment, data analysis and action planning. Linking theory and practice is a key feature of the course; you undertake a number of curriculum and wider professional based tasks.

All Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses at Liverpool Hope offer you the opportunity to combine a programme of theory with real world experience. The initial professional development focuses on what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while school placements offer you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Initial Professional Development (IPD): This part of the programme covers general aspects of becoming a teacher. It is largely lecture-based supported by discussion-based seminars with an assigned professional tutor. IPD develops the student teacher's knowledge and understanding of a range of key issues in education.

Liverpool Hope has a strong tradition of academic excellence and world-leading research, recently achieving Gold status in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Curriculum Overview

Successful completion of this PGCE Primary QTS Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) course is achieved through the following ways:

Award of Postgraduate Certificate in Primary QTS Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) - made upon successful completion of the formal subject based assignments at Masters level and successful completion of the two teaching placements. This provides a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters credits.

Award of Professional Certificate in Primary Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) - made upon successful completion of formal subject based assignments at least at Honours level but below Masters level and successful completion of two teaching placements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Work Placement Opportunities

Approximately half of the course is spent in schools, where the training continues and you are given opportunities to develop and extend your skills. Both within university and in school, time is built in for you to meet with your tutors regularly on a one to one basis to discuss your professional development.

School experience covers block placements in both Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage one. In addition, you complete a placement in a Key Stage two class and a Special Educational needs setting.

Careers

Once you have completed this degree, you will receive Qualified Teacher Status, which means you are eligible to become a teacher in a school setting. This course is particularly successful at preparing teachers who are reflective, skilful, knowledgeable and caring. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective Hope Teacher, develop as an independent learner and nurture the beliefs, values and self motivation that you will need throughout your teaching career.

Skills Tests

It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. The tests cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.

b UK/EU TUITION FEES

Fees for 2019/20 entry are:

£9,250

FUNDING

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available that can help you fund your PGCE.

Dependent upon your degree classification and the subject to be studied, training bursaries & scholarships may be available and range from £28,000 to £4,000. Please see information on the Teaching Agency’s website.

These bursaries are administered by the University so students do not have to apply for these. You will receive a letter from the Student Finance Team informing you of your award after you have been given an Unconditional Firm Offer. Payments are made on the 5th working day of each month from October to July.

For bursary awards up to £15,000:

  • Trainees will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course.

For bursary awards of £15,000 or over:

  • Trainees will continue to receive 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, but this will be enhanced by larger payments in February and July, or in the final month of the trainee's course.
  • The trainee will need to be on the course at 1 January to receive the first enhanced payment in February, and would need to have completed the course to receive the second payment at the end of their programme.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

Fees for 2019/20 entry are:

£9,250


Visit the Early Years (PGCE) page on the Liverpool Hope University website for more details!

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