Changes to professional skills tests from February 2018

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The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching.

As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts.

These changes are great news for aspiring teachers who will be able to begin their training as soon as they are ready.

Read full details about the changes on the DfE website.

Celebrating 10 years of teaching early years professionals

The University of Brighton is celebrating its 10th year of providing professional qualifications for early years’ practitioners.

Early Years Professional Status was introduced by the government in 2007 with the aim of raising the standards in early years education through high-quality graduate-led provision. The programme has evolved over time and graduates are now awarded Early Years Teacher Status, with entry requirements as for primary teaching. Continue reading