Due to the ongoing developments and government advice regarding COVID-19, all of our upcoming 'Open Day' events will now take place virtually and prospective teacher trainees will be able to complete the interview process remotely.
For further information regarding the activities and measures we have put in place to date to keep you all safe, please visit our blog page.
Your School-based Route to Becoming an Early Years or Primary Teacher with QTS
Devised to develop high-quality teachers to work in the early years, our School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme benefits from the direct contributions of Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram from CREC, both highly experienced teacher educators, and a wider team of early years specialists and placement mentors.
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.
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.
If you're thinking about kick-starting an exciting new career in teaching, come and see us!
If you would like to chat to us about the training, get your questions answered, and meet some of the CEYP staff and tutors, we are holding several taster sessions at our base, St Thomas Children's Centre, and regularly attend official Train to Teach events across the West Midlands.
If you would like to arrange a visit to our Centre on another day, please get in touch to set this up. We are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.