Our Early Years programme aims to develop you into a highly reflective practitioner, passionate about working with young children. It’s based on a partnership between us and over 400 local schools in the region.
Studying at Warwick means you’ll be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, practitioners, and mentors.
We’re known nationally for the quality of our training and the high outcomes for our trainees.
You’ll take part in interactive lectures, seminars and workshops, and a number of placements. You’ll be challenged to develop your subject knowledge and expertise both in the classroom and outside of it; but balanced with more personalised support.
Programmes offer the opportunity for independent study and bespoke study ‘spaces’ across Warwick campus.
The course comprises of three modules. They’re all designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills you’ll need in your successful teaching career:
You’ll develop a good understanding of the key factors in successful learning and teaching. We address central issues of planning, teaching, assessing and behaviour management as well as addressing such issues as the safeguarding of children, .
Programmes cover the three core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) as well as non-core (Foundation) subjects: Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography and History, Music, R.E., PSHE, developing your subject knowledge and pedagogy.
You’ll take placements in different settings to broaden your experience. This will help you develop an awareness of your professional development, reflect on progress on school placements and set targets for successful completion of the programme.
We will also ask you to choose a specialism: Special Educational Needs, English, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts or Physical Education. The specialism is a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in a critical area of Primary education.
By the end of the course, you will meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status and will be awarded a PGCE with 90 credits towards a Masters’ Degree at Warwick.