school centred initial teacher training with qts

** UCAS applications for 2019-20 teacher training
                              programmes will open on 9th Oct 2018  **                                                                                      

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  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 .


Train with us from September 2019

If you are thinking about becoming a qualified teacher, visit the CREC Early Years Partnership website: and download our brochure  for more information about the course, entry requirements and how to apply .

If you would like to chat to us about the training and meet some of the CEYP's members of staff and tutors, you can arrange a visit to our centre. Please get in touch to set this up. We are open Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm.  
Face-to-face meetings offer a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered and you will be able to:
  • - Meet representatives and teachers from our Partnership, find out more about the course our entry requirements and selection criteria
  • - Receive advice on submitting a successful UCAS application
  • - Talk to practising teachers and/or current students, including those who have changed career to teach, about what career as a teacher/ teacher in training is really like
  • - Find out about bursaries, scholarships and funding available for teacher training.

If you have already decided that our SCITT is the teacher training for you, please note UCAS applications for the 2019/20 postgraduate teacher training will open on TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2018. However, before applying, please ensure that you have read the information on entry requirements, and that you meet all of these.

You can find some useful application tips and information relating to this on the UCAS website. For additional guidance on how to apply to the CREC Early Years Partnership through UCAS and view our selection criteria please click here.

Keep up to date with all things CEYP SCITT related by following our dedicated SCITT Twitter account

You can also read about some of our current students success stories over on our blog by clicking each of the images on this page!

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