school centred initial teacher training with qts

UCAS enrolment for the 2017/18 teacher training is now open                            

The CREC Early Years Partnership (CEYP) SCITT programme offers a one-year full-time early years school based route to qualification as a primary or early years teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and postgraduate (PG) accreditation.   
CREC Early Years Partnership is a consortium comprising the Centre for Research in Early Childhood , St Thomas Centre Nursery School, 3 regional teaching school alliances and over 50 'Good' or 'Outstanding' schools from across 4 local authority regions.

From September 2016 we've been running 2 cohorts, one in the West Midlands (Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull) and one in Cambridgeshire. The course has been devised to develop high quality teachers to work in the early years and the course, in addition to covering all Teaching Standards,
includes an emphasis on: multi-agency working, leadership in the EYFS, working with 2 year olds, SEN/D, and practitioner research.  
The 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. This course also carries postgraduate accreditation (60 Masters credits) awarded by Birmingham City University.

For more information about our SCITT, please visit the CREC Early Years Partnership website:


Train with us from September 2017

If you are thinking about applying to become an early years teacher, please note the applications are now open for SCITT starting in September 2017. Download our brochure for more information about the course. To apply, visit the UCAS website .

If you would like to chat to us about the training, ask questions and meet some of the CEYP's members of staff and tutors, we have a few train to teach events lined up, which will offer a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered. 
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, 8am - 5pm.   
MA 2017-18 Pre-registration