This course is running from September 2015.
What will Early Years teachers be?
Early Years teachers will be specialists in early childhood development. They will be degree-educated and be trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to age five. They will also understand how early education links to education beyond age five and into key stages 1 and 2. Their role is to be graduate leaders responsible for organising and leading high-quality teaching practice in early years settings, with a view to making a lasting, positive difference to children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
What will they do?
Early Years teachers will work with babies and young children. As well as helping them to learn, develop, and prepare for school and later life, Early Years teachers will also provide the care, attention and emotional support which these young children need.
Early Years teachers will also support and lead staff who work with babies and young children, including Early Years Educators. This will help ensure that babies and young children receive the high quality care which is crucial to their development.
How will they be trained and gain Early Years Teacher Status?
Early Years teachers will undergo rigorous training just as primary teachers do. The qualifications needed to get onto an Early Years teacher training course will be the same as those needed for primary teacher training. Trainees will need a GCSE grade C in English, Maths and Science or equivalent, and will have to pass the same numeracy and literacy skills tests, there is no cost for the initial skills test, for more information go to; http://www.education.gov.uk/sta/professional
Newman should be offering THREE EYTS pathways from September 2015
Graduate Entry Mainstream (GEM)
A full time, 12 month course for graduates. Funding and bursaries available.
Graduate Entry Employment-Based (GEB)
A part-time, 12 month course for either a graduate in an early years setting who requires training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), or a graduate newly recruited to an early years setting to undertake EYITT through an employment based route. Funding available via an incentive to employers.
A full-time, three year course for an undergraduate completing a degree in an early childhood related subject, including EYITT. Self-funded.
The qualifications needed to get onto an Early Years teacher training course will be the same as those needed for primary teacher training. Trainees will need a GCSE grade C in English, Maths and Science or equivalent, and will have to pass the same numeracy and literacy skills tests, there is no cost for the initial skills test, for more information go to; http://www.education.gov.uk/sta/professional
How to Apply
Application forms will be available on this website from November 2014 (Guidance notes available).
In the first instance: Louise Smith – EYTS Administrator
T. 0121 476 1181 ext: 2459
E: Louisesmith@newman.ac.uk OR
Deborah Harris, Programme Co-ordinator for Early Years Teacher Programme
T: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2295
Candidate Application Form