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Early Years Teacher Status PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Learning Theory Teaching In Nursery Schools

Course type


Course Summary

Early years teachers play an essential role in a child's development, providing high-quality early education. If you are currently working in the early year’s sector and wish to gain Early Years Teacher Status, our part-time postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) programme will be for you. This programme is accredited through the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Early Years Teacher Status is awarded when all the early years teaching standards have been judged to be met. This award does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our programme will teach you how to use your knowledge and skills to ensure all children have access to high standards of learning. It is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to five years old. This programme is assessed in a variety of ways, including: reports; essays; presentations; and practical performance. Specialists with Early Years Teacher Status can aspire to become leaders of practice in early year’s settings.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to enable students to gain a critical understanding of the theory that underpins early year’s social pedagogy in order to support the holistic development of the child within a cross cultural context; developing and extending professional knowledge and expertise in this area. Reflection of practice is critical in developing high quality provision and leaders of exemplary practice who will critically explore policy and research to provide supportive frameworks for children and families.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1,375 per 30 credits.

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

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 Teachers. In addition candidates: will be required to attend an interview; will need to pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme; undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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