Primary School-centred Initial Teacher Training with Qualified Teacher Status
Early Years or Early Primary Specialism
Your School-based Route to Becoming a Primary Teacher with Early Years or Early Primary Specialism
Our core aim is to help you become a confident, knowledgeable and highly employable teacher with a passion for working with young children, to give them the best starting point in life, whatever their circumstances.
Our high-quality mentors and tutors have extensive practical experience and will help you succeed by offering consistent guidance and personalised support throughout the course.
Alongside the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), this course also carries a PG Cert awarded by Birmingham City University.
In addition to covering all the Teaching Standards, the training includes an emphasis on multi-agency working, leadership in the EYFS, working with 2-year-olds, SEND, and practitioner research.
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"The support I have received from both my academic tutor and my placement mentors has been truly amazing. I genuinely could not have asked for a better support system. They have tailored their support to my individual needs, and I feel there is a genuine care about my well-being and development.
I am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with such a wonderful, inspiring, and motivated team (...). Training during the time of the Coronavirus pandemic has not been without its challenges - but it has also provided me with practical experiences of being adaptable, versatile, and resilient."
CREC Early Years Partnership SCITT Programme
135 days in school - three continuous placements
Four Accredited Modules
40 days face-to-face teaching
Extra Enhancement Days
Conference Attendance, Special School Visit, KS2 Elements, Digital Childhoods, British Values & Social Cohesion
Qualified Teacher Status
Graduates achieve full QTS upon completion of the course
60 Masters Credits
Equivalent to 1/3 of a Masters Degree
Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Hygiene, Nutrition & Allergy Awareness, Health & Safety in the Workplace (EY)
Fees and Funding
Course fees for this programme are £9,000.
Most people will be eligible for a loan to cover these fees, which is not repayable until you are in full-time employment and earning at least £21,000 a year.
Loans & Bursaries
Full-time UK students can apply for a maintenance loan to help with their living costs. The amount that you qualify for will depend on your personal circumstances, and you may be required to provide information about your household income.
Grants & Allowances
Some UK students may qualify for additional funding to support your teacher training, such as Parents' Learning Allowances, Childcare Grants, or Child Tax Credits.
This extra funding is usually non-repayable.