Taught course

Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) with QTS

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Typically you need~

• GCSE grade C in English and mathematics and science, or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

• a 2.1 degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of wider experience in a UK school or foundation setting

• it is desirable that you have at least 15 days recent foundation stage or primary UK school teaching experience with five of these days as continuous teaching (gained in the two years before your application)

You must also 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.

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 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 web page.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change into primary teaching. We actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present day UK society. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

*GCSE maths 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

September

Course content

Gain the skills and confidence to achieve Qualified Teacher Status and teach children aged 3 - 7 on this highly rated postgraduate course. As well as building knowledge of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and curriculum, you develop your teaching skills by spending over 120 days on placement.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£13,250

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

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

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Development and Society
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 225 5555