University of St Mark & St John

University of St Mark & St John

Early Years with Initial Teacher Training

Students follow 1 of 2 routes, either graduate entry mainstream or graduate entry employment-based route for those already working within an early years setting.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C in English, mathematics and a science subject and hold a 1st degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification (a 1st degree comprises 300 higher education credit points, of which 60 must be at level 6). Applicants must have passed professional skills tests prior to entry. All entrants, as part of the selection procedures, will take part in a selection process designed to assess their suitability to work with young children.

Course modules

Modules: Critical perspectives on pedagogy and play within early years teaching; placement 1; notions of quality in early years practice; placement 2 (interim assessment early years teaching); transforming early years practitioners (facilitating reflective learning); placement 3 (final assessment early years teaching).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Mark & St John Plymouth PL6 8BH South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01752 636890