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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years Birth to 5)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years Birth to 5)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years Birth to 5)

  • ID:LC440135
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time / Part-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£23,250.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

English requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK 
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Other requirements

  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Science GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • School-based experience 
  • Experience within an Early Years/Key Stage 1 setting for a minimum of two weeks
  • Pass professional skills tests in English and Mathematics

Course Information

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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