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Application for EYPS Graduate/Undergraduate Entry Pathway
Best Practice Network is a leading provider of training and assessment for EYPS, offering flexible and high
quality support to help you achieve this exciting professional status. Apply now to begin your pathway to
national recognition of your work in leading and supporting your colleagues to achieve excellence with
babies, toddlers and young children.

You can contact our dedicated EYPS team on 0117 920 9200 or email eyps@bestpracticenet.co.uk for more
information.

Application Guidance
Please ensure that you fill in all sections of this application form. You will need to provide a range of
personal details alongside your academic achievements. The section ‘Candidate Questions’ allows us to
gain a deeper insight into your interest and knowledge of EYPS and will be used as an aid in a further
telephone interview. The last section of the application form requests sensitive personal information and
will be handled in a confidential manner.

Application Sections:
   Applicant Details                                    Applicant Questions
   Qualification Checklist                              Criminal Record Declaration
   Reference Information                                Declaration
   Equal Opportunity Information

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have included the following alongside your
application form.

Copies of qualification certificates:
   Degree
   GCSE Mathematics
   GCSE English (Language)
AND (if applicable)
   NARIC Certification (Applicable for international qualifications, see www.NARIC.org.uk)
   Proof of any name changes e.g. Marriage Certificate/Deed Poll
   Copy of VISA confirming right to work/study in the UK for the duration of your chosen EYPS Pathway




                                                     Tel: 0117 920 9200 Email: eyps@bestpracticenet.co.uk Fax: 0117 929 7163
                                         Document: Practitioner Application Form for EYPS Training and Assessment Current as of: 171011 Approved by: Rahim Ahmed
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1. Applicant details
Please select start date:   January    20             September 20                                                 Gender: M                 F

 Forename:                                                 Surname:

 Previous surname (if applicable):

 Applicant Role:                                                                                  Time in role:

 Full Home Postal
 Address:

 Postcode:                             Email:

 Home telephone:                                           Mobile:

 Date of birth:                        National Insurance Number:

 Country of birth:


Have you applied to any another provider for EYPS training and preparation?                                        Yes          No
Name of provider:
Have you started an EYPS pathway previously (with Best Practice Network or any other provider)?*
Yes   No

If you answered ‘Yes’:
With which provider:

Start Date:

Finish Date:
EYPS assessment completed? Yes        No

*If you have received any previous EYPS funding for starting a pathway, future funding may be affected.

2. Marketing information
How did you hear about Best Practice Network?

Advertisement               Internet search               Local Authority                               Word of Mouth


Briefing/Taster             Setting/Line                  University/
                            manager                       College

Recommended by (please specify):
For the purpose of providing support and guidance, details of EYPS candidates will be shared with the
local authority in which you work. If you DO NOT want your details shared, please tick here




                                                   Tel: 0117 920 9200 Email: eyps@bestpracticenet.co.uk Fax: 0117 929 7163
                                       Document: Practitioner Application Form for EYPS Training and Assessment Current as of: 171011 Approved by: Rahim Ahmed
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3. EYPS qualification entry requirement guidance
To begin the Graduate Entry Pathway, candidates must have a full UK degree (Level 6).

The Undergraduate Entry Pathway is available for students currently in their final or penultimate year of a
BA/BSc/BA Hons/BSc Hons Early Childhood Studies degree. Students will need to be enrolled with one of
Best Practice Network’s partner HEIs, listed below.

Swindon College                     University of Wolverhampton                                 Leeds Metropolitan University

University of Plymouth              Calderdale College                                          Staffordshire University

Birmingham City University          Doncaster College                                           Harrogate College

University of Warwick

All entry pathway candidates will need to have a GCSE or equivalent qualifications in English Language and
Mathematics at grade C or above at the time of their application. Candidates are required to provide copies
of their qualifications as part of the application process. We will be unable to progress your application
without legible copies that provide confirmation of the qualifications you currently hold. You will need to
bring your original certificates for verification on Day 1.
If you do not have the appropriate GCSE (or recognised equivalent) grades you will NOT be accepted onto a
pathway. To secure your place, you will need to successfully complete an equivalency test prior to the
course start date. Visit www.equivalencytesting.com for more information.

For qualifications achieved overseas, NARIC comparison confirmation is required (see www.NARIC.org.uk -
a fee is involved for this process).

As a general guide the qualifications listed in the table below meet the EYPS entry requirements, as set out
by the Children’s Workforce Development Council. This is not an exhaustive list - should you hold an
alternative qualification that you think may meet the requirements, please contact our programme
coordinators for further advice.

                                                                                                  Requirement Met
         Qualification            Achieved                           Degree              Foundation               GCSE English                GCSE
                                                                                         Degree                   Language                    Maths
         BA/BSc/ Masters Degree                                      
         Cert Ed                  Before 1980                        
DEGREE




         QTS                      From 1984
         Degree with QTS          From 1984                                                                                                 
         GCSE Grade C and above                                                                                                              
         GCE Pass                 Up to July 1975                                                                                            
         GCE C and above          After July 1975                                                                                            
GCSEs




         CSE Grade 1                                                                                                                         
         CEE Grade I-III                                                                                                                     
         Access to Teaching                                                                                                                  




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4. Applicant qualification details
Please provide below full details of the qualifications you hold, ticking the appropriate boxes.

      I have a BA/BSc/BA Hons/BSc Hons/Masters degree (for the Graduate Entry Pathway)

My degree title is:

Year achieved:


     I am currently in my final/penultimate year of a BA/BA Hons Early Childhood Studies degree (for the
Undergraduate Entry Pathway)

My degree title is:

Completion date:          College/University:


      I have achieved GCSE English Language at Grade A-C (or recognised equivalent)

Name of qualification:

Year achieved:            Grade:


      I have achieved GCSE Mathematics at Grade A-C (or recognised equivalent)

Name of qualification:

Year achieved:            Grade:


      I enclose copies of the above qualifications with my application*


Please Note: In addition to these qualifications, a further check on your ability to read effectively and
communicate clearly and accurately in English will also be required. Further details will be provided once
your application has been received.

*Provisional result letters/slips are not acceptable.




                                                    Tel: 0117 920 9200 Email: eyps@bestpracticenet.co.uk Fax: 0117 929 7163
                                        Document: Practitioner Application Form for EYPS Training and Assessment Current as of: 171011 Approved by: Rahim Ahmed
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5. Reference Details
Please provide details for one professional and one personal referee.

Referee details (1):
Name:

Position:
Address:

Telephone Number:

Email:

Referee details (2):
Name:
Position:

Address:
Telephone Number:
Email:




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6a. Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Please write a short paragraph in response to each question (no more than 250 words for each). The
reasons for requesting that you do this are:

      to ensure that you can communicate clearly and accurately in written Standard English (this is an
       entry requirement for EYPS)

      to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your existing knowledge about the early years of
       childhood
      as a guide to your potential for leading and supporting the practice of other practitioners in the early
       years

a. Please describe briefly why you think you would be a suitable candidate for EYPS




b. What do you think is the importance of play for a young child?




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c. Think of two play activities that you would provide for children in an outside environment and say why
you would choose them?




d. What steps would you take if a child was upset when their parent/carer left them at the setting in the
morning?




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e. As an EYP it is intended that you will be motivated and equipped to work with children/families in the
greatest need / in more disadvantaged areas. What are your thoughts on this emphasis for EYPS?




f. Please give an example of a time when you have supported one of more other people to achieve a goal -
in a work situation or during your training/education.

      What did you do that was successful?
      Why do you think you were successful?
      What did you learn from the situation about supporting and guiding others?




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7. Declaration
Do you consider yourself to have a disability / additional learning needs?                              Yes          No

If you have answered YES please provide brief details:

Do you require a Visa to live/study/work within the United Kingdom?                                     Yes          No
If you have answered YES, please provide a copy with your application.

Final declaration and signature
 I do not have a criminal background that might prevent me working with children or as an early years
 professional.
 I have not been previously excluded from working with children.
 I confirm that I have personally completed this application and that all information provided is true and
 accurate to my knowledge.




Signed:                                                           Date:


Return details
Scan and email: eyps@bestpracticenet.co.uk

Post: EYPS Registration Team, Best Practice Network, 111-117 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AX

Fax: 0117 929 7163.

Please remember to enclose copies of your qualifications.




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Please continue overleaf to fill out the
statutory CRB information and declaration




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8. CRB Information
As newcomers to the early years sector and nursery/children's centre settings you must be CRB cleared
prior to volunteering in settings. The EYPS programme nationally requires us to confirm CRB clearance as
part of the EYPS recruitment process.

Name:

Date of Birth:
I consent to Best Practice Network registering their interest in my CRB clearance and that they will be
informed of any changes in my CRB status for the duration of my EYPS course. I know of no reason why my
CRB check would prevent me from working with children and agree to completing an Enhanced CRB
Disclosure as part of the application process.

Signed:                                                               Date:


As part of the CRB’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, it is recommended that you are given the
opportunity to provide details of your criminal record. If you would like to do so, please declare this below:




Please return either as a separate file marked CRB FAO Trudy Smith if returning by email or in a separate
envelope within your main application document marked CRB FAO Trudy Smith if returning by post.

Please note: Even if you already have a CRB, you will still be required to complete a further disclosure prior
to being accepted onto the course

The setting you will be placed in as part of your course may also request CRB information.





 Data Protection Statement The information that you provide on this form and that obtained from other relevant
sources will be used to process your registration for a place on one of our EYP pathways. The personal information
that you give us will also be used in a confidential manner to help us monitor our recruitment procedures and, should
your registration be successful and you take up a place on one of our programmes, to facilitate your learning
experience. We may also use or pass to certain third parties information to process or to support any application
made for funding associated with your learning. As a registered data controller, we are required to take appropriate
technical measures to protect your personal information including making a regular backup of our system and data.
We have security measures in place to make sure any personal information we collect is secure. All parties with access
to your information are subject to confidentiality obligations. By submitting this form we will be assuming that you
agree to the processing of sensitive personal data (as described above) in accordance with our registration with the
Data Protection Commissioner.

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Please continue overleaf to fill out the
optional Equal Opportunities information




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11. Equal Opportunity Information
This information will be treated in strict confidence.

Ethnicity
   White                                 Mixed Race                                                     Asian/Asian British

   Black/Black British                   Chinese/Chinese British                                        Prefer not to say

   Other                             Please specify:



Please return either as a separate file marked Equal Opps if returning by email or in a separate envelope
within your main application document marked Equal Opps if returning by post.




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