University of Chichester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This three-year degree route prepares you for becoming an early years teacher (in school and nursery settings). The route provides quality training to teach in the 3-7 age range.
On successful completion of the course your details will be passed to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) who will award you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Our courses offer four integrated elements of teacher education – school experience, professional studies, subject specialism study and curriculum study.
School Experience is structured to allow students to progress from planning, teaching and managing the learning of a group of children for the core curriculum to meeting the needs of a class of pupils in all curriculum areas from the foundation stage to key stage one (3 - 7 year olds). You’ll get the opportunity to go into a school early in the course. These placements will usually provide distinctive opportunities in which to develop your professional and teaching skills. In particular, efforts will be made to place you in schools with different organisational characteristics and in contrasting socio-economic catchment areas.
An additional Special Interest Placement will provide you with experience of working in a nursery setting. This will enable you to follow your interest in early years and extend your learning of the continuum of education. You will see how nursery provision supports children’s school readiness and it will provoke reflections on the differences between pre-school and primary education.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Bognor Regis Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language, mathematics and a science at grade C / 4 or better.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include English language, maths and science at grade 4 or higher|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No component less than 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|