This dynamic, placement-focused programme enables you to become an enthusiastic and stimulating teacher, ready to inspire young children.
Learn to teach the relevant curricula and build your understanding of how young children think, develop and learn. Supported by our inspirational staff, this programme will enable you to build the skills needed for a career in Early Years Foundation Stage settings and in Key Stage 1 in primary schools.
You’ll combine 14 weeks of campus-based lectures and seminars with two different placements totalling 24 weeks. Learn to teach Areas of Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage, the core subjects of the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 as well as an introduction to the non-core subjects.
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and workshops and through independent research. Throughout the year you’ll reflect upon your professional development as a teacher, bringing together your understanding of educational theory with your developing knowledge of outstanding practice.
Your first placement will be in an Early Years Foundation Stage setting, where you will learn to provide exciting learning opportunities for young children. In your final placement, which will be in Key Stage 1, you will take on – as closely as possible - the full responsibilities of a qualified teacher. You will be supported with your preparations for your first teaching post as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
EPGP605 Blocked Experience in Educational Settings 1
EPGP607 Final Experience in Educational Settings
EPGP613 The Broader Curriculum in EYFS and Key Stage 1
EPGP700 Reflection on Professional Studies
EPGP711 Early Years Foundation Stage & KS1 Core Curriculum Subjects
-A programme with a national reputation for its quality.
-Learn to teach and assess all the Areas of Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the required subjects of the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 with confidence and creativity.
-Benefit from the high-quality teaching of experienced university tutors.
-Engage in your own research about early years education and gain up to 60 credits at master’s level.
-Become an outstanding teacher of young children as you progress through 24 weeks in different placements, supported by expert mentors.
-Benefit from close partnerships with a very diverse range of schools and educational settings across the whole of the South West of England, London and internationally.