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Year of Entry 2019/20
PGCE

Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5) with Early Years Teacher Status

Qualify as a teacher with Early Years Teacher Status on a PGCE course designed for graduates who are not currently employed in an early years setting.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: See fees section below
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? 2MW6
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Gain skills in teaching early literacy including reading, mathematics and numeracy.
  • Understand children's development and how they learn through play.
  • Develop your theoretical knowledge of child development, pedagogy and the key areas of Early Years Foundation Stage.

This course is designed for graduates with limited experience of working with children aged 0-5 years. Your studies are based around extended placements in at least two different early years settings to give you the confidence, skills and experience to work across the 0-5 age range.

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Watch student Lucie O'Grady talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

This course is professional and vocational in nature and has, as its primary aim, the development and supply of competent early years teachers who will be capable of securing employment in an education and care setting.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group and individual study
  • tutorials
  • work placements

Course leaders and tutors

Lynne Truelove
Lynne Truelove
Senior Lecturer In Early Years

As a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, I currently teach and mentor on the Early Years Teacher programme, and also the Foundation Degree in Early Years

Applied learning

Work placements

This is a one-year course during which you will spend the majority of your time on placement with the two age phases covered by the course (children aged 0-3 years and 3-5 years).

You are briefed on the expectations of the role of a professional teacher and will experience some of the demands of employment first-hand while on placement. You are required to reflect on your development against current professional standards and to action plan to promote further progression ready for employment.

Networking opportunities

Experienced practitioners from the workplace support the course design and development. They are also a key part of the selection and recruitment process so that we recruit students who have the potential to be high quality and highly employable teachers.

You are supported in the process of applying for new teaching posts.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • early years teaching
  • children's centre teaching
  • nursery teaching
  • academia
  • research
  • family support
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • private nurseries
  • preschools and children's centres
  • nursery classes
  • reception classes
  • nursery schools

Recognition

By meeting the standards for Early Years Teacher Status, you are recognised as an Early Years Teacher (0-5) with EYTS by the Departement for Education (DfE).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent.

• an honours degree, 2.2 or above

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

You must

• 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.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

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).

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Exploring An Aspect Of Early Years Through Collaborative Development Credits: 30
Module: Professional Practice: 3 To 11 Credits: -
Module: Professional Practice: Birth To 3 Credits: -
Module: Reflecting On Approaches To Teaching Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Fees are paid by DfE.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

Please email Teacher Education Student Support at tedss@shu.ac.uk for an application form.

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Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

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