Taught course

Leading Early Years Practice PGCert

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Either a first or second class Honours Degree or evidence of equivalent professional experience and achievement.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for those working within the Early Years who want to develop and improve their professional practice in ways which will have a real impact on quality in the workplace.

The certificate applies principles of pedagogy to adult learning in order to take account of the particular context of Early Years provision and leadership of practice.

You will have opportunities to explore and model key skills and competencies; develop reflective skills and work to build a sound base of self-knowledge and critical awareness.With a focus on the interrelationship of theory with practice, it will also develop your understanding of leadership roles as exemplary models and ‘change agents’ for improvement.

The course is suitable for Early Childhood graduates, those who have or wish to pursue Early Years Professional Status, newly qualified QTS Early Years teachers and others wishing to move into a lead practitioner role in Early Childhood.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01905 855111