Connect Schools Academy Trust



To apply you must have the creativity, commitment, energy and enthusiasm that leading early years practice requires.

To apply for the course you must also have:

  • A degree
  • GCSE’s in English, Maths and Science at a Grade C or higher
  • Employed or voluntary experience within an Early Years Setting

You will also need to pass pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the course (support is available prior to taking these tests)

All candidates who are successful at the application stage will be invited to interview. At the interview stage, candidates will be requested to lead a session with young children complete written tasks and attend a formal interview.

Oversees candidates

If you have studied abroad you will need to ascertain if your qualifications are at the same standard of British ones. To do so you must contact NARIC:

who will issue you with a certificate of comparison.

We cannot accept applications until you have received NARIC clarification.