UWE Bristol

Postgraduate Certificate in Education International Early Years

Enhance your teaching career by studying a range of early years approaches and frameworks, including the Early Years Foundation Stage, on this flexible, practice-focused, online postgraduate course for those working in international contexts in any location.

Why study international early years education?

With a growing interest in international education, many early years educators are now keen to learn more about different best practice teaching approaches used internationally, and how to apply them in their own practice.

Teachers with an international qualification are increasingly sought after to teach and lead education provision in kindergartens and schools around the world.

Why UWE Bristol?

This one-year postgraduate iPGCE from UWE Bristol is for early years teachers, or aspiring teachers, in international kindergartens, or schools with an international focus.

Supporting you to provide the best education for young learners, we will share different theories, models and curricula including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

You will be supported to try out new ways of working, implement different strategies, and evaluate the impact of your teaching on learners' needs in your own setting.

Delivered as an online course, you will study at a distance, supported by UWE tutors, alongside your work.

Because this is a very practice-focused course, you need to be teaching during the course. You will try out different teaching strategies and ways of managing your classroom. We will support you to evaluate your practice and we will provide clear feedback. We will refer to a range of evidence to support this, including videos of your teaching, audio clips, transcripts, photographs, self-evaluation and feedback to monitor and support your practice and progress. Tutor feedback on your practice will refer to the appropriate English Teachers' Standards.

You will need the support of your kindergarten or school to enrol on the course.

The course is taught and assessed in English.

Please note: Qualified Teacher Status in England is awarded by the Teaching Regulation Agency on behalf of the government. It is not awarded by universities and so this course does not lead to QTS, or to the equivalent in any other country.

Where can it take me?

The insights and knowledge you gain by studying, applying and evaluating early years teaching approaches and frameworks used internationally, including the EYFS, will help to transform the way you teach.

You can position yourself as an internationally specialised early years teacher, which can support your progress into education management and leadership.

Taking what you have learnt into your school will add value to their education offer.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Some experience of teaching and supporting learning, and be in work and teaching regularly.

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no component below 5.5 

Career Prospects

Studying this course will help to transform the way you teach, with access to new ideas and approaches you can feed into your practice.

You can position yourself as an internationally specialised early years teacher, who is knowledgeable about the Early Years Foundation Stage, with the potential to progress in education management and leadership.

Taking what you have learnt into your school will also add value to the education offer they are able to provide to children and families.

Course Details

Early Years Learning and Teaching
Contextual Inquiry in the Early Years
Professional Practice.

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