This course leads to a postgraduate qualification in teaching young children from birth to 5. It develops the skills and knowledge required to become an outstanding Early Years teacher and leader within a breadth of Early Years settings. The course will give you a deep understanding of the complexity of early education, child development, and the developing child in the context of essential learning that takes place in babies and young children from birth to 5. The course develops clear understanding of essential learning processes of babies and young children preparing them for their journey into lifelong learning. This will give you significant opportunities to develop your academic and professional interests into early years teaching and be accredited with Early Years Teacher Status. On meeting the required professional standards you will be recommended to the National College of Teaching and Leadership for the award of Early years Teacher Status. This will qualify you to teach in a range of early years settings including children centres, pre-school, childminding and nurs The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years Birth to 5) offers a unique route into achieving Early years Teacher Status (EYTS). The course promotes flexibility in your own career pathway and provides opportunities to achieve a recognised birth to 5 teaching qualification. It enhances the professional requirements for EYTS by giving you extensive experience in a variety of work based settings including children centres, pre-school, childminding and nursery. In addition, a transitional school experience at key stage 1 (ages 5 to 7) will be undertaken as an enhancement to the course. This offers a holistic experience of the developing and learning child from birth to aged 5. The course focuses on the importance of teaching and learning at this critical stage of a child progressing through the Early Years Foundation Stage to their primary school provision. In addition, the PGCE provides you with skills, knowledge and understanding in developing outstanding yourself as a leader in high quality early years settingsery, and schools (primarily Free Schools and Academies).
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