Students must be in relevant employment, working or volunteering with children between the ages of 0–11 for a minimum of two and a half days per week, a reference from the setting that supports your application is requested prior to interview. Candidates usually work in early years, primary or SEN settings.
GCSE: English Language at grade C (or 4) or Level 2 equivalent.
Additionally students will normally have achieved:
- An NQF Level 3 qualification in a work-related area or equivalent
- GCSE Mathematics at grade C (or 4) or Level 2 equivalent
- At least 2 years' experience (which may include voluntary work and/or a placement completed as part of a vocational qualification) of working directly with children within the Children's Workforce, for example, in a registered early years setting or in a school as a teaching assistant.
All applicants will be invited for interview as part of the application process. Any applicant who does not fully meet the entry criteria (e.g. who does not have maths GCSE, a Level 3 vocational qualification, or the specified amount of full-time work experience, but may have significant part-time work placement and/or volunteering experience and be able to demonstrate their ability to produce written work that meets the required level) is encouraged to submit their application, which will be considered on a case by case basis.
How to Apply
The fees are agreed with the University of Reading. In the 2019–20 academic year, fees for existing/continuing students are currently £4,625 per year. For more information on University of Reading fees visit here.
You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.
You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.