Taught course

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

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

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

An honours degree, 2.2 or above.

Applicants must:

  • successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
  • complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Months of entry


Course content

  • 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555