Early Years Teacher Status

Overview

3 months-3 years dependent upon pathway undertaken. This course is running from September 2015.

As an early years practitioner with demonstrable skills, a graduate who has an interest in working in the field of early years, or an undergraduate early years practitioner who has completed a foundation degree in early years, you could embark on an Early Years Initial Teacher Training Programme, which leads to professional recognition in the form of Early Years Teacher Status.

What does the course cover?

Early Years Teacher Status is based on evidencing personal professional leadership qualities and practice as well as the knowledge and understanding required to support effective, high quality provision for babies, toddlers and young children. You can expect to mix with students from a variety of professional backgrounds as early years professionals work in a wide range of roles in private, voluntary, maintained or independent group settings.

Newman is offering four pathways:

Graduate Entry Pathway: mainstream - 12 months, part-time

For graduates who are undertaking Early Years Teacher Status through a mainstream academic route.

Graduate Employment-based Pathway - 12 months, part-time

and who require further experience and training to demonstrate the Early Years Teacher Standards or for graduates newly recruited to an early years setting and who wish to undertake Early Years Teacher Status through an employment-based route.

Undergraduate Entry Pathway - 12 months, part-time

This pathway is for undergraduates studying for a degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and involves undertaking a series of work placements alongside Early Years Teacher Status training.

Assessment Only Pathway - 3 months

This pathway is for graduates with experience of working with children from birth to five and are able to demonstrate that they meet the Early Years Teacher Status standards without further training (e.g. overseas Early Years Teachers).

Entry Requirements

Applicants for all pathways are required to have GCSE maths, English and science at Grade C or above (or equivalent and approved by the NCTL) in addition to specific pathway entry requirements. You will also be required to pass professional skills tests in English and maths.

Please note these pathways do not confer qualified teacher status (QTS) and further study will be required to obtain QTS. You can study a range of teaching courses at Newman. Click here for more information.

How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form (Guidance notes available) below and return to Admissions.

Contact details

Deborah Harris, Programme Co-ordinator for Early Years Teacher Programme
T: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2295
E: deborah.harris@newman.ac.uk

RELATED DOCUMENTS

doc  Candidate Application Form
Last updated: 13 February 2013

pdf  Early Years Teacher Status
Last updated: 19 April 2013

pdf  Guidance notes
Last updated: 13 February 2013

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