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I am currently doing foundation degree in early years with open university. have done 123 and 124 although no idea if i have passed. just starting e115. not sure what is best to do next. any advice please. my aim is to continue to EYPS can anyone help.

 

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You need a full degree and, I believe, GCSE Maths and English (or O Level equivalent).

 

I'm hoping to start it in January, I have O Level English but not Maths, so I'll need to do that, though might have to do English too if I can't find my certificate for it!!!

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The open university in conjuction with the NDNA offer EYPS. Once you have completed your Foundation degree you need to top up to a full degree and the OU compulsory course is KE312 -

If you have a hunt around the OU website you should find the details - they introduced an offer whereby KE312 was funded ( I paid over £600 for this course alone!) if you are doing EYP with them - all sort of part and parcel, building up to full degree and gaining EYP

 

Sorry I don't know more details I had an email about it but deleted it as I wasn't interested in EYP

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You need a full degree and, I believe, GCSE Maths and English (or O Level equivalent).

 

I'm hoping to start it in January, I have O Level English but not Maths, so I'll need to do that, though might have to do English too if I can't find my certificate for it!!!

Dont panic you can get copies - there are two agencies that keep these and depending on the board you sat for English is dependent on the agency you apply to - cannot remember the names of them but ifyou type in lost GCSE certificates or something similar it gives you all the details. Certainly I would not want to take this again and the cost of getting a replacement was well worth it. All you need is to fill in the school where you took it and the year and other bits of info

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I have had several panics over my qualifications, which are VERY old. I still have certs, but they are pre-GCSE; if anyone out there has the old GCE O-level - I have been assured they are acceptable.

 

Sue

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What about the old CSE1/ GCE equivalence? Does that still apply? I could never have passed GCE Maths but by some miracle I got the CSE1 and my BEd (Hons) but does anyone know whether I would need to get the modern GCSE if I wanted to apply for a teaching post now? (would have no chance looking at what my eldest is doing for homework...:o

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O levels are fine. That's what I've got.

 

CSE1 was equivalent to O level so it should be ok but I don't know that for sure.

 

Al

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cse 1 are ok... i was told i would have to do a GCSE because i got a 2 if i got a 1 i wouldnt have to do it... i'm gutted iknew i should have tried harder at school all those years ago!!!!

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oh no i got cse 1 english but only 2 in maths. tried to do gcse maths a few years ago but got well confused with algebra. looks like will have to try again. our job is not getting easier. own a playgroup children 2-5 when will i need algebra never alone gcse maths. i agree with a good level of english for all those obs etc.

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Phew! Thank goodness, the gods must have been smiling on me that day back in 1981.......( just sounds like SO long ago - aaargh!)LOL

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hi everyone,

 

i was looking at doing eyps as a childminder but with the economy and being uncertain of having children in my care on a fairly long term basis didnt apply. i was also told i had to lead something(???). any way to cut a long story short i have since applied to a nursery for a job as a nursery officer (thanks to you on here who gave me info on that :)) and hope to find out if i have the job tomorrow (fingers crossed). was wondering what my chances would be with doing the eyps within a private nursery setting. would it still be funded as it would if i were a childminder? also i asked at interview about progressing my career and interviewer said about doing nvq level 4. i hold btec childhood studies which equates to a level 3 i also have a hons degree. what would be the reason for me doing a level 4? all these question eh....sorry hope it all makes sense xx

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EYPS is fully funded at the moment for anyone working in a PVI setting, so if you get the job you should be able to enrol on a suitable pathway - just talk to your local uni/training provider.

 

As I understand it, the Level 4 is much more management based than the Level 3, although I'm not sure what is happening to the Level 4 with the restructuring of the Level 2 and 3 qualification. It all really depends on what you want to do, and how you see your career progressing. I personally would rather do EYPS than a Level 4, and for the setting there are benefits in terms of receipt of Graduate Leadership Fund etc.

 

Good luck with the job - hope its good news tomorrow.

 

Maz

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