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.

Family Fun Day 2018

Join us on 10 March for our family fun day!

All Falmer students and staff with kids are welcome to this fantastic and popular annual event run by the Falmer SSGTs. More activities for kids and parents this year too, and all for free.

This event is a great opportunity for students who are parents of young children to meet each other and to build a sense of community.

Observational Study Visits

As part of their first year of studies, students on the Early Childhood Education and Care BA (hons) take part in an observational study visit during the second semester.

Students will spend around 12 hours, spread over a minimum of three visits in an early years setting. During the visit they will observe children’s physical, social and emotional development as well as explore how settings work with parents and carers. Continue reading

Education BA Placement Opportunities

Second year students studying the Education BA (Hons) are set to embark on their eight-week placements this February.

Placement learning is a key aspect of the course and students have two separate opportunities to deepen their understanding in different educational settings.  The course prides itself on the freedom it offers and students are encouraged to pursue their own pathway in an area they are most passionate about. Continue reading