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 designed for graduates who are not currently employed in an early years. Prepare for roles in early years settings (0-5), including children's centres, private nurseries, infant and primary schools. Complete placements in two early years settings to develop your potential as a creative and reflective practitioner. Enhance your professional skills to plan and lead changes to practice that improve outcomes for young children. Develop your collaborative skills for working with parents, colleagues and staff from other sectors.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree, at 2.2 or above; GCSE's at grade C in English, mathematics and science or equivalent; evidence of at least 10 days work experience in a UK early years foundation stage setting. For applicants whose English is not the native language an IELTS average score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in all skills or a TOEFL score of 235 (Internet based) is required.

Course modules

All years: 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

During the course you complete 2 assessed teaching practice placements in different early years settings.


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

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