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Early Years Initial Teacher Training is teacher training focused on working with children across the birth to five age range. Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood.
This training is suitable for:
Entry requirements include GCSE Grade C and above (or recognised equivalent) in Maths English and Science, and for routes 1,2,and 4 (see programme outline for description of routes) a degree on entry - the degree can be from any area of study. Applicants will also be required to pass the Professional Skills Tests for trainee teachers which test literacy and numeracy
For September 2014, there will be two funded routes to Early Years Teacher Status, both of 12 months duration. Both routes require a degree on entry, as well as GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.
The programme includes 120 placement days across a range of early years settings. Also included in the 120 days is a two week KS1/2 school placement. This route is suitable for new graduates and career changers who will not be employed in the early years sector during the training.
This route is for graduates who are either:
There are also two other routes to Early Years Teacher Status for which there will be a charge:
This route can be completed alongside a degree in an Early Childhood related subject. 120 placement days are required across the birth to five age range. Placement time also includes a 2 week KS1/2 placement.
This route is for graduates who are currently employed in an early years setting who are very experienced in an early years role and can demonstrate all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range. This route will explain how to present evidence to demonstrate the standards and include an assessment process. It does not include training
Before starting your studies you will need to have a GCSE English, Maths and Science. If you don't have them, then there are courses at local colleges and adult education centres, some of which are free. Please follow the links below for course information:
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