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.

• 2.2 degree or above.

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

You must:

• Complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

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.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event and you should present a passport or photo driving license. You can present other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to starting your course.

Months of entry


Course content

    • Train to become an early years teacher in just one year.
    • Discover the ways you can support young children's learning and development.
    • Experience a diverse range of placements with the potential for future employment.
    • Master the creative and practical skills to shape the future lives of children.
    • Develop your professional skills in management, teamwork and leadership.
    • This course is for those who want to, and already do, work in settings such as nurseries, foundation stages, and private daycare. Because we’re rated ‘Outstanding’ for our Early Childhood Education and Care (Ofsted, 2017), you’ll get the highest standard of teaching.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements. This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, email our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.

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