Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5)

Train to become a teacher in early years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) on a course run in partnership with regional early years settings and schools. Throughout the course students spend time in university, home setting and on placement gaining a critical and practical perspective on all aspects of learning and teaching in the 0 - 5 age phase.

Entry requirements

Normally a GCSE grade C in English, mathematics or science or equivalent, plus one of the following: a 2.1 degree or above; 2.2 degree plus evidence of at least 1 year's work experience in an early years foundation stage setting, working as an early years practitioner, teaching assistant or unqualified teacher; current employment as a teacher, practitioner or manager in an early years foundation stage class or setting. Applicants must hold the GCSE requirements before applying. Applicants waiting to take up a post need evidence of at least 15 days of experience of working with children in an early years foundation stage setting gained within the last 12 months. Applicants must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Applicants must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. If English is not your 1st 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).

Course modules

Key areas include: Child development for babies, toddlers and young children; the Early Years Foundation Stage; play in early childhood; working with families; leadership; working across professional boundaries.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include course work including reflective writing, presentations and e-portfolio and practice during placements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Part-time - 1 years
PGCE (professional) Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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