London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Early Years (3-7)

This programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status. It equips students to teach pupils from 3-7 years and covers all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum, through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Students gain 60 Master's level credits and are awarded with a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education. The programme gives students an in-depth understanding of inclusive practice, equality and diversity to prepare them for careers in London schools. As a part of the programme students experience different schools and also have an opportunity to work in an Alternative Education Setting. Students follow a specialist Master's level module focused on Early Years Education. LSBU has a particular focus on social justice and equality that is well matched to the needs of schools in urban and multicultural areas.

Entry requirements

UK or equivalent degree at lower 2nd Class or above. This may be in any subject; it does not have to be a National Curriculum subject; andGCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent qualification in English, maths and science; and a positive reference that highlights candidate's suitability to become a teacher; and a written personal statement.

Course modules

Key Stage 1 core curriculum; professional studies; foundation subjects; school experience 1, 2 and 3; alternative education setting; M level modules; equality, inclusion and citizenship; early years education.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 12 months

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