This unsalaried primary EYFS teacher training programme leads to a recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE comprising of 60 credits at Masters level.
For the duration of the course you will be in school for 4 days a week, apart from assessed periods where you will be in school 5 days.
You will take part in our bespoke twilight Programme, delivered by outstanding practitioners from partner schools within the Alliance. All practitioners have strengths in ensuring the progress of vulnerable groups of learners and in leading the development of innovative and creative pedagogy.
You will develop the professional knowledge, understanding and skills required to be an outstanding practitioner through participation in training such as:
Our programme is further enhanced by attendance one day a week at Sheffield Hallam University for further subject-specific development and accreditation work. Sheffield Hallam University will also provide intensive preparation for your school placement at the start of the autumn term.
In order to be eligible for the programme you would need to hold the following qualifications:
Before you start the course, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) security check.
Sheffield Hallam University are the School Direct Provider with Josie Thirkell Institute of Education being the Lead School. In 2017 The Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) received their first ever ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for early years’ teacher training – alongside an ‘Outstanding’ rating for their Primary teacher training and ‘Good’ ratings for Secondary/Post-16.
On completion of the course you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) including 60 masters credits as well as Qualified Teacher status (QTS).
When you apply on the Department for Education (DfE) website, your application will go through an initial screening process. If your application makes it through the initial screen, you will be formally invited to an interview in one of our School Direct partner schools.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.
To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.
Sponsorship is not available for this course.
If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.
Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.
Find out more about training to teach in England.
If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.
Disability Support at interview: If you have a sensory or physical disability, dyslexia, a mental health or medical condition, please let us know if you need some support during the selection process.
We recommend you contact both ourselves and University Admissions within three days of receiving an invite to interview so we can arrange (for example) extra time in order to complete reading or written tasks if required; a sign language interpreter; a note taker; materials in a different format; wheelchair access.
We will try to accommodate your requests so that you can fully participate in the interview without any disadvantage.
Disability Access All training venues and schools must meet statutory requirements for access, but individual needs will be accommodated wherever possible.
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