PGCE Early Years (3-7) Become a qualified primary school teacher for ages 3-7 Course in Pakistan || Registration Open
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Qualify as a teacher with a specialism in early years learning in just one year
This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you to become a qualified teacher with a focus on teaching children aged 3 to 7.
Learn the art of teaching
You will focus on teaching at Key Stage 1 level and the course will prepare you to take up a position in nurseries or schools.
This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, the fundamentals of the national curriculum, and a dedicated focus on the development of your understanding of the role of the Early Years teacher.
In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 120-day placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively.
After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a primary school or other early years setting.
Proud history of teacher training
The University of Chichester has been training teachers for over 180 years and we look to train employable professionals who can get out there and make a difference.
You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team.
On this course you will:
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status upon completion of the course that will allow you to teach in primary schools in England and Wales.
- Develop your competence and confidence working within the classroom environment.
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by the teaching profession.
- Understand the cornerstone of the national curriculum for primary education, with a focus on how to help early years’ pupils.
Develop your knowledge and understanding of teaching at an early years level
As a PGCE Early Years student, you will learn the national curriculum and how to deliver it to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
You will learn the fundamentals of teaching English, Maths and Science, as well as the key theories of learning development to better understand how to ensure that all children can succeed and thrive in school.
You will also learn how to teach subjects that form the wider curriculum, including aspects of ICT/Computing, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Art, History, Geography, Design Technology, Religious Education, and Drama.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
In addition, you will study core curriculum modules that will develop your confidence and enjoyment of early years teaching:
The course will equip you to take a critical and reflective view of each subject’s curriculum and pedagogies. You will develop a detailed understanding of the distinctive features of each subject area and explore relevant research concerning children’s learning in that subject.
By linking your learning to school experience, the module will promote the necessary understanding you need to plan, teach and assess the core curriculum effectively.
This module aims to develop your critical understanding and enthusiasm for the whole primary curriculum.
You will develop a systematic knowledge of key curriculum documents and a critical awareness of current issues and debates surrounding the primary curriculum.
It will prepare you to plan, teach and assess effectively in these areas and to develop cross-curricular approaches to teaching and learning.
We’ll help you will develop a deep understanding of the principles that underpin primary education.
During a range of seminars and lectures, you will critique educational research findings and methods and learn how to apply this in the classroom.
Teaching and Learning in Early Years
This module will support you to develop an in-depth understanding of the role of the Early Years teacher and to reflect on the way in which children learn and develop.
You will gain critical knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and good practice in Early Years.
You will consider developmental theories of play and develop your knowledge and understanding of the role and purposes of play in schools and the impact of play on children’s physical, social, cognitive, emotional and linguistic development.
Teaching and Assessment
Innovative teaching methods that develop your full potential as a future teacher
We use strategies that are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding that will inform your teaching practice.
You will join lectures and small seminars led by experienced tutors, in which discussion and debate are key to developing your knowledge and skills.
Our dedicated learning areas simulate real world classrooms, allowing you to become more familiar, confident and comfortable in teaching spaces ahead of your professional placements.
Many of our staff have a strong background within education and use their experience to inform their teaching, as the help your development into a professional and capable teacher.
Your teaching is built to support your theoretical learning and develop your communication skills, through essays, lesson plans, research reports, risk assessments or development plans.
In order to qualify for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you must pass all school experiences and pass a 12,000-word portfolio at master’s level.
Over 20,000 classroom resources available to use on placement
As a PGCE Early Years student, you will gain access to our dedicated library of teaching materials.
You can find thousands of classroom resources that you can borrow to use while on placement.
From posters to books, classroom kits to DVDs, our library of resources has options for all ages and needs.
You can take resources out for up to six weeks and can be taken on placement to aid with your teaching, or help you develop your skills and confidence within our classroom environments.
Gain vital experience as you develop your confidence at the heart of the classroom
The PGCE programme is taught in close partnership with a range of local schools. During the course, you will experience a number of different placements.
In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our school placements, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively.
At the start of the course, you will be teaching small groups of pupils. By the end, you’ll be teaching subjects across the curriculum to a whole class. During the extended placements, you will be supported by a school-based mentor and a link tutor from the University.
In addition to the two extended placements, you will have three short group placements. You will spend:
- 4 days in a reception class
- 2 weeks in a key stage class and
- 2 weeks in a special school
These placements develop your understanding of progression, inclusion and signature pedagogy.
Take the first steps towards your career within early years education
This programme will enable you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and work as an early years teacher.
While the vast majority of graduates choose to work in a primary school, in previous years, some students have been employed in secondary schools, special schools or the wider education sector.
Many of our previous students have progressed in their careers and now hold senior posts in their schools.