Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Early Years ITT) 2016/17

Early Years Initial Teacher Training is a specialist course designed for those already working or seeking to work with babies and children from birth to five years old. The course focuses on teaching and learning with children across this age range.

Studying for the Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Early Years ITT) at Canterbury Christ Church University will give you the opportunity to train and be assessed as an Early Years Teacher against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). Find out more about the standards.

We offer both Undergraduate and Postgraduate routes with a September start.

This pathway is available for September 2016.

This pathway is suitable for Year 3 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (single honours) students who intend to pursue a career as an Early Years Teacher. This pathway is delivered from September-July as a replacement year for Year 3 students.

On this pathway you will complete three bespoke BA ECS/EY ITT (Level 6) 20 credit modules and three BA ECS (Level 6) 20 credit modules, as well as attendance at placement for some periods of the week. You will also be required to attend block placements between April and July. In addition to this you will attend a number of EY ITT professional study days and a series of Early Years Teacher immersion workshops.

Support

You will receive support from MA academic tutors and an EY ITT placement link tutor as well as a nominated placement Mentor.

Assessment

You will be assessed through Formative and Summative assessments against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) in each of your placements through:

  • regular observations of your practice and teaching with children (0-5 years)
  • a portfolio of evidence that you will build up over the duration of the programme
  • a record of development will be created to document your assessments

Personalised action plans will be reviewed and updated at mid-point and finish of each placement and you will also complete BA module assignments..

Course fees

There are no additional costs for this programme.

Location

Canterbury

This pathway is available from September 2016. 

This is a twelve month, full-time course suitable for high calibre graduates who have limited experience of working with children from birth to five, but who are looking to pursue a career working in early years. On this pathway you will work for some periods of the week in a minimum of two placements, undertake six taught modules at level 6/7 and attend Early Years Teacher Status professional study days. On successful completion you will be awarded a PGCE Early Childhood Education. You may have already achieved 60 Masters level credits and this will enable you to continue your studies by applying for the MA in Education (Early Years).

Support

You will receive support from MA academic tutors and an EY ITT placement link tutor as well as a nominated placement Mentor.

Assessment

As this pathway is subject to validation the following is a guide only. You will be assessed through Formative and Summative assessments against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) in each of your placements through:

  • regular observations of your practice and teaching with children (0-5years)
  • a portfolio of evidence that you will build up over the duration of the programme.
  • a record of development will be created to document your assessments

You will also complete MA module assignments.

Location

Canterbury

This pathway will be offered from September 2016. 

This is a twelve month programme for graduates employed in an early years setting. Trainees will undertake six taught modules at level 6/7 and attend Early Years Teacher Status professional study days. Trainees maybe required to attend addition placement experience, subject to individual needs and experience. On successful completion you will be awarded a PGCE Early Childhood Education. You may have already achieved 60 Masters level credits and this will enable you to continue your studies by applying for the MA in Early Childhood Education.

During this twelve month, part-time course you will undertake three Masters level modules and attend Early Years Teacher Status professional study days. On successful completion you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate with Early Years Teacher Status. You will have already achieved 60 Masters level credits and may wish to continue your studies by applying for the MA in Education (Early Years).

Support

You will receive support from MA academic tutors and an EY ITT placement link tutor as well as a nominated placement Mentor.

Assessment

As this pathway is subject to validation the following is a guide only. You will be assessed through Formative and Summative assessments against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) in each of your placements through:

  • regular observations of your practice and teaching with children (0-5years)
  • a portfolio of evidence that you will build up over the duration of the programme.
  • a record of development will be created to document your assessments

You will also complete MA module assignments.

Location

Canterbury

The entry requirements for Early Years Initial Teacher Training (ITT) are the same as those for primary ITT. Applicants must:

  • Have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and a science subject
  • Have passed the professional skills test prior to entry.
  • For graduate pathways: Hold a good honours degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution, or equivalent qualification, of at least 2.1 standard, (for graduate pathways).. Candidates with a 2.2 classification may be considered if they have extensive experience working in Early Years and can submit a strong application form.
  • You will also be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All entrants, as part of Canterbury Christ Church selection procedures, will take part in a rigorous interview selection process designed to assess your suitability to teach.

The professional skills tests for trainee teachers are intended to ensure all teachers have a good grounding in the use of numeracy and literacy in the wider context of the professional role of the teacher, regardless of their specialism or intended teaching age range. The same expectations have to be met by all potential trainees, regardless of their previous qualifications. Find out more.

We will be offering a number of funded and part funded places for Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Early Years ITT) from September 2016 and you can  find out more about the status on the NCTL website .

Applications for this course can be completed online.

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online .

Fees

The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas*
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Part-time

N/A

N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

UK/EU part-time and Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact fees@canterbury.ac.uk or the International Office: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk.

For further information on the fees please contact the programme team via eyitt@canterbury.ac.uk.

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Some categories of additional costs are always payable by the student, as set out in the general principles.  These include costs for own purchase text books; DBS / Health Checks (although some may be reimbursed); Professional Body registration; travel to other sites; Library Fees and Fines; Printing & Photocopying; and travel and accommodation / subsistence costs whilst on Placements or Exchange visits.

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  • 12 months full-time

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