Early Years Teacher Status PGCE

The PGCE Early Years Teacher Status part-time programme is for you if you are currently working in the early years sector, have an undergraduate degree in a related subject, and wish to gain Early Years Teacher Status.

You will need permission from your employer to be released for study, and to attend placements as necessary.

As an early years teacher, you can play an essential role in children's development, providing high-quality early education. This Early Years Teacher Status 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.

The Teachers' Standards (Early Years) support the training, assessment and award of EYTS. Funding is available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Your course fees will be covered by an NCTL grant and your employer will receive up to £7,000 to cover your release.

The Department of Education & Community Studies has strong partnerships with education providers and other early years settings and we will support you in finding suitable local placements.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your professional practice with children from birth - five years
  • To develop your leadership skills in the early years
  • To support and lead reflective practice and quality provision in early years.
PGCE Award
Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree including at least 90 credits of study in a relevant subject area e.g. early years, childhood studies.
  • PLUS GCSE's at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science, or equivalent qualifications.
  • You must be currently employed in an appropriate setting.
  • You will be required to attend an interview.
  • You will need to pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme.
  • Applications can be made online at www.gre.ac.uk/olaf

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