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University of Sunderland: Early Years Teaching (Overseas)

Institution University of Sunderland View institution profile
Department Social Sciences
Telephone 0191 515 3000
Study type Taught


This 36 week, Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Teaching is an independent distance learning course for international educational practitioners who work with children aged five and under. If you want to develop a specialism or further enhance your professionalism in teaching, then this course is for you.

This course is aimed at professionals/practitioners who will engage in an intensive one year blended learning programme to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills with regards to working with children and families in the international early years context.

Our course is unique and distinctive in that it offers a highly flexible mode of learning with course delivery and assessment entirely via independent distance learning using our university Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) without ever having to come to the UK.

The course materials and teaching practices on this course not only provides opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and professional practice in early years curriculum and pedagogy, but also opportunities to development important leadership skills which can help enhance career progression.

To note: Graduates from this course can apply for direct entry to stage 2 of the 3 stage MA Education or MA International Education courses.

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University of Sunderland

About the University of Sunderland
The life changing University of Sunderland has 27,500 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries.

Ranked as a top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2023, we are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, and public and private sector collaborations. We also have a track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.

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