Teaching Qualifications

Certificate of Education and Bachelor of Education, PGCE and QTS

The teaching qualifications listed above are appropriate to be counted in the qualified staff ratio at level 6.  Practitioners holding these qualifications should, depending on the extent which their training specifically covered working with babies, toddlers and young children under the age of five, consider the need for additional training.

Work Based Qualifications

Early Years Foundation Stage qualification requirements in the maintained and independent schools sector

The following teaching assistant and supporting teaching and learning awards are considered full and relevant where the practioner achieved them and had their practice assessed in the EYFS in the maintained sector.

 • Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) for Teaching Assistants
 • Level 3 National Diploma in Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning
 • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status
 • Foundation Degree in Supporting Learning