Early Years PGCE programmes
Participants will leave the programme as reflective practitioners, fostering positive relationships with parents, carers and children, as well as with other professionals. There are two pathways, both of 12 months’ duration: mainstream and employment-based.
Early Years teachers can work in all private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years settings, as well as free schools, academies and independent schools which can employ teaching staff without the requirement for QTS.
Choose from two routes
Suitable for new graduates and career changers who will not be employed in an early years setting during the training.
The Early Years Approach
The IOE’s world-renowned research into the outcomes of early years education has provided sound evidence that high quality early education teaching and care can have a powerful impact on young children, not only preparing them for school, but contributing to positive outcomes later in life.
At the IOE we have a long tradition of working in partnership with early years settings and schools in inner cities, including London. The placement settings offer teaching experience where practitioners serve as mentors and joint assessors for our student Early Years Teachers. IOE tutors have extensive experience of teaching, school management, inspection, research.