Taught course

Early Years Education (3-7) With QTS

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally GCSE grade A or B in English and mathematics, although we consider applicants with grade C or equivalent* and a wider profile. Your wider profile may include experience of working in related settings, demonstrating how your existing skills will contribute to your achievement as a teacher, or providing evidence of working at a higher level in these subjects through further qualifications. We also require a grade C in science or equivalent*. You must already hold the GCSE requirements before applying for the course. Plus • a 2.1 degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of at least one year's work experience in a foundation stage or primary school setting, for example employment as a teaching assistant or unqualified teacher • evidence of at least 15 days recent foundation stage or primary school teaching experience with five of these days as continuous teaching (gained in the two years before your application) You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. *GCSE Maths and English equivalents:- •12 Level 2 credits from an Access course •equivalency test from http://www.equivalencytesting.co.uk/ *GCSE Science equivalents •12 Level 2 credits from an Access course •Science equivalency test from http://www.equivalencytesting.co.uk/ •OCR National Level 2 Science •BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. If you are invited to interview you will need to download the work reference template and bring this completed with you to your interview. 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. As you will be working with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. 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.

Months of entry


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.

Key points
• Prepare for a career as a teacher in nursery and infant schools.
• Study core subjects needed to teach, including English, mathematics and science.
• Build your confidence and skills with two teaching placements in different settings.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.

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

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555