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.
Our cohorts are intentionally small so that we can provide the best possible support for trainees and prepare them for entering a career in teaching.
Since our 2021-22 cohort is almost full, we are not holding any further information events in this academic year. However, if you are considering applying to train with us from September 2021, please get in touch with our SCITT Programme Lead with whom you can discuss your potential application.
Recording of our information event can also be sent to you upon request.
"Being a trainee teacher is full time, it means a lot of hard work and long days but I can assure you, if you’re cut out for it, you will thoroughly enjoy the course, as I did!
It was great to be a part of a close learning community and go on the journey together. I met some very inspiring people who I think have helped me be the teacher I am today."
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.