You must meet the following requirements for this course:
A BTEC, NVQ, T-Level or other appropriate vocational qualification at Level 3; such, as, A-Levels or six-unit vocational A-Level, or an advanced modern apprenticeship in Early Years or related subject area.
At least two years’ experience of working or volunteering in an educational setting prior to commencing the course and the setting must be willing to support their training needs.
A minimum of working 10 hours per week (paid or voluntary) in a school or college. (This work-based experience is mandatory but not assessed. It will inform and guide assessed work on the programme, including reflection, research and further development of practice).
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check
However, we will consider all applications on an individual basis. If you don’t have the formal qualifications but do have experience in a relevant role, then you are welcome to apply. You will need to attend an interview and complete a written screening task.
On successful completion of this qualification (and subject to an interview), you can progress onto the one-year top-up programme at Level 6, BA (Hons) Education and Lifelong Learning or the BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies. Once you have achieved a full degree, you can apply for Initial Teacher Training programmes such as PGCE/QTS*.
Alternatively, you can progress in your current employment (or with a new employer), becoming a higher-level teaching assistant or taking on additional responsibilities and/or a management role.
*Please note that will need to have achieved English, Maths and Science at GCSE grade 4/C or above to apply and study the Primary Teacher Training programme. If progressing onto teaching qualifications in Secondary and Further Education Colleges, Science is not a stipulated requirement for entry.
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