Getting good basic qualifications is the first step towards becoming an early years teacher and to be offered a course place you must meet the following entry requirements. If you have any questions about the requirements below contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree or equivalent
A degree (300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6) from a UK higher education institution, or equivalent qualification.
Minimum grade C in English language, mathematics and a science. If you do not meet the GCSE requirements, we can offer an equivalence test; contact us for details.
Current experience working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Before starting the course, you will need:
- a signed employer partnership agreement
- to take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your suitability to teach
- an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check certificate
We are committed to safeguarding and child protection. As part of our selection and interview process, we will undertake additional checks to confirm the suitability of candidates.
Employer partnership agreement
Your employer needs to sign a partnership agreement, which states that they agree to support you during your period of training. This is a condition of the offer we make – you cannot start until we have received the signed agreement. Your employer will receive a £7,000 financial incentive to support you during this period. This is to cover, for example, supply cover costs to enable you to engage with training and placements.