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.