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Teaching Phonics to Young Learners


Why TPhYL?

Benefits for Candidates:


Get Your Phonics Teaching Accredited

Phonics is an essential ingredient of early childhood education. Phonics helps young learners build the connections between sounds and letters for them to gain fluency in reading and writing. Phonics teachers need to be equipped with the necessary skills to teach phonics accurately and appropriately giving children the proper building blocks to take their first steps into reading and writing.  


Impress Your Potential Employers

Attaining the TPhYL certificate gives a teacher an important qualification that certifies them as a qualified Phonics teacher. TPhYL endorsed by TQUK, that assesses phonics knowledge, application and teaching. Equipped with this certificate, the candidate is validated with a certified qualification and can stand out during the recruitment process. This can also count towards professional development hours which is highly essential in the field of education.  


Get Your Dream Job Anywhere

TPhYL is endorsed by TQUK, which is a leading Awarding Organisation (AO) recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications & Examinations Regulations (Ofqual). TQUK is currently one of the top-10 largest AOs in the UK and internationally. Phonics is also included in the curriculum for early childhood education in many major countries around the world such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.


Benefits for Employers:


A Comprehensive Shortlisting Tool

Employers and recruitment agencies can be rest assured that holders of the TPhYL certificate have undergone rigorous testing in the aspects of phonics knowledge and application as well as their phonics teaching skills. Employers can confidently shortlist these candidates as quality Phonics teachers for young learners. As a provider, PEA prides itself in creating TPhYL that tests not only knowledge but also teaching skills related to phonics delivery in a young learner classroom setting. Please refer to the scoring and rubric sections for information on TPhYL’s assessment criteria.



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