1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 5,679
GBP 4,030
Foreign students
USD 21,419
GBP 15,200
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This course is designed for those who wish to prepare for a teaching career specialising in the 3-8 age range.
Half of the course is based in the University College and the other half in schools. Both aspects of the course have been designed to complement each other and to contribute to the development of professional competence. 
The University College based part of the course includes three key areas, namely in education issues focusing on current initiatives in early years education, curriculum content addressing how young children's learning can be developed in Pre-School, Foundation and Key Stage 1 classes, and classroom practice developing the teaching skills and competencies that are required to become an effective classroom practitioner. 
The school based component forms an integral aspect of the course and is design to enable students to achieve levels of competence, experience and knowledge that will fully qualify them for entry into the teaching profession. 

Entry Requirements

In keeping with all courses of initial teacher education, entrants are required to have:

  • Achieved Grade C in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, English Language and a single or combined Science subject. GCSE qualifications must have been gained at the time of application.
  • Required to possess an upper second class honours degree in the area of Early Years.
  • Substantial and recent experience of working with children in the 3-8 age range will also be required. This must be obtained at the time of application.

Entry to the PGCE (Early Years) will be based on qualifications, reference, relevant experience and an interview. Due to the competition for places, admission requirements may be enhanced at the short-listing stage, and applicants who are short listed will be called for interview, which will include a short presentation by the candidate.