Taught course

Early Years Teaching (with reccommendation for EYTS)

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); Science GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Already working (or work found before course starts) minimum one day a week with young children (volunteer or in paid employment) within an Early Years setting You will take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your suitability to become a leader of Early Years practice. In addition to this, prior to entry, you should: be a graduate with at least 300 credits Satisfy the university that they are suitable for teaching; pass professional skills tests in English and Mathematics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

You are passionate about working with babies and young children (birth-5 years) and supporting their learning and development. This employment route course prepares you to be an outstanding Early Years teacher.

The course prepares you to deepen your engagement with this valuable work and influence others to develop their practice.

You will be guided by experienced teachers and practitioners in the workplace. You will learn about appropriate pedagogies for the Early Years, study different theoretical perspectives and deepen your own subject knowledge for teaching children from birth to five years.

On completion of this course you are likely to become a leader of Early Years practice in your school or setting. You will have the ability to influence others in your own and wider contexts and thereby improve the quality of education and care for very young children

Key features

You are passionate about working with babies and young children (0-5 years) and supporting their learning and development. This employment route course prepares you to be an outstanding Early Years teacher. You will be guided by experienced teachers and practitioners in the workplace. You will learn about appropriate pedagogies for the Early Years, study different theoretical perspectives and deepen your own subject knowledge for teaching children from birth to five years.

On completion of this course you are likely to become a leader of Early Years practice in your school or setting. You will have the ability to influence others in your own and wider contexts and thereby improve the quality of education and care for very young children. You are selected onto the course because you are passionate about working with babies and very young children. The course prepares you to deepen your engagement with this valuable work and influence others to develop their practice.

Areas of Study

  • The Professional Early Years Practitioner
  • High Quality Practice in the Early Years

Career prospects

You will already be working in the Early Years sector. This course enables you to become a leader of practice in your own setting and aspire to becoming a leader in the field more broadly, and in future roles.

You will be encouraged to present your learning to peers and other professionals and develop improvement projects that you may use as evidence in future applications.

You may be required to carry out a six-week placement in another setting to gain appropriate breadth of experience.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk