This is a part time course for practitioners who are graduates and work in early years settings.
Early Years Initial Teacher Training is focused on high quality care and education for the birth to five age range and leads to Early Years Teacher Status. To achieve Early Years Teacher Status by the end of the training programme, you will need to be able to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range.
The Government is committed to raising the quality of early years provision by encouraging graduate leadership. Research has shown that the quality of provision is higher in settings that employ more graduate trained staff.
Early Years ITT is the only teacher training focussed on the birth to five age range. To be awarded Early Years Teacher Status, trainees must meet robust standards designed specifically for high quality work with this age group. This makes Early Years Teachers ideally placed to fulfil the needs of employers for high quality education and care for babies and young children.
Find out what two of our students, Shiba and William, had to say about their experiences becoming an Early Years Teacher:
Successful trainees on the Graduate Employment Based route will already be employed in Early Years. Additional opportunities will be available to use the status to work across a wider range of settings and to develop management and leadership potential.
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2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
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These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.