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Early Years Teacher Status, PGCE

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Learning Theory

Course type


Course Summary

The part-time PGCE will help you gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and deliver high-quality early education. Our course helps you ensure all children have access to high standards of learning. It is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to five years old. To enter the course, you will need an undergraduate degree in a related subject and permission from your employer to study and attend placements as necessary. Your tuition fee is covered by a grant and your employer will be compensated for your release.

Specialists with Early Years Teacher Status can aspire to become leaders of practice in early years settings.


This module aims to enable students to gain a critical understanding of the theory that underpins leadership and management within the early year?s sector. Effective management and leadership is core to effective, efficient sustainable early year?s provision. This module enables students to examine critical aspects of strategic management; the management of change, resources, inspection, accountability, teamwork, staff development; conflict through critical examination of literature, research, contemporary policy, legislation and practice through discussion, professional dialogue, and case studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An undergraduate degree in any subject; Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science or equivalent. (We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing.)

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and...more