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Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) PGCE

Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Learning Theory

Course type


Course Summary

This employment-based course provides intensive specialist training covering babies, toddlers and preschool children to become an early year’s teacher in one year, with Early Years Teacher Status.

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Early Years Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the early years curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice. You will benefit from an additional contrasting placement which will provide you with a breadth of experience in schools, private, voluntary and independent early years sector. Assessment typically comprises of a professional development portfolio, assignments and observation of your teaching ability whilst on placement. Roles include early years teaching, management, and running an early year setting. The course can lead to a masters: credits from PGCE modules form one-third of our Education MRes.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module enables you to locate yourself as an emerging professional within wider discourses about teaching as a profession. It allows you to evaluate your own identity as a professional and reflect on the values that you and the wider profession hold. You will critically analyse discussions and debates which affect classroom practice. These debates will focus on specific areas to exemplify wider issues in education. The focus of these discussions will be on inclusive teaching and learning and the legislative frameworks which provide codes of practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees are fully funded by the Department for Education. There is an incentive for employers towards cover release/other costs – currently £7,000.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree in any subject; GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English, mathematics and one science subject.

University information

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