Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Early Childhood Education and Care

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Typically you need • GCSE grade C in English, mathematics and science or equivalent* • an honours degree, 2.2 or above • evidence of at least 10 days work experience in a UK early years foundation stage setting You must • hold the GCSE requirements before applying • successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. • you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring 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) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process. If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in all skills or a TOEFL score of 235 (Internet based). *GCSE mathematics and English equivalents • 12 Level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE science equivalents • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

Months of entry


Course content

Train to become a teacher in early years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) on a course designed for graduates who are not currently employed in an early years setting. Through a combination of taught sessions and professional placements you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a successful teacher of children in the 0-5 age range.

• Prepare for roles in early years settings (0-5), including children's centres, private nurseries, infant and primary schools.
• Complete placements in two early years settings to develop your potential as a creative and reflective practitioner.
• Enhance your professional skills to plan and lead changes to practice that improve outcomes for young children.
• Develop your collaborative skills for working with parents, colleagues and staff from other sectors.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months months

Course contact details

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