The Graduate Employment Based Route to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) offers initial teacher education to develop reflective teachers focused on care and education for the teaching of the National Curriculum for early years settings teaching children from the birth - five years age range.
This is an employment based part-time route therefore you are required to have secured employment within a suitable early years setting.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of training students in Early Years within the Institute of Education.
This is NOT an appropriate training course for applicants who wish to teach in Primary, Secondary schools or Post Compulsory Education establishments.
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.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of training teachers of Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post Compulsory Education.
You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our Education and Teaching buildings are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.
The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.
We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.
Successful completion of the Graduate Employment Based Route to EYTS course leads to recommendation to the Department for Education for early years teacher status (EYTS) . As successful trainees will already be employed in Early Years there will be additional opportunities available to use the status to work across a wider range of settings and to develop management and leadership potential.
A national survey conducted by the Centre for Education and Employment Research has ranked Wolverhampton as the second most successful UK Higher Education Institute for graduate teacher training employment.
Following successful completion of this award, you could continue onto our Masters degrees in the field of education which can be continued within your NQT year. There is also an opportunity to consider doing a Masters in Social Work also.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to:
This course leads to recommendation towards the professional qualification of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
The award of EYTS is essential to teach in a EY setting in the United Kingdom and on gaining this award the student becomes a qualified teacher.
Please note we do not accept GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations and be aware that not all equivalency tests are accepted, if you unsure please contact our Admissions Department firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification. You will be required to provide evidence of your original GCSE qualifications.
You will be required to provide evidence of your original qualifications.
International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
Pre-entry Professional Skills Tests
Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses which begin after 2013/14 are required to have passed the skills tests before the start of the course.
You will not be eligible to register and take the tests until after you have submitted an application for an ITT programme through the University website.
Please note that:
Application forms should be able to demonstrate not only your depth of knowledge of the role of a Early Years teacher but also your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching.
If you have been successful at interview and been given a conditional offer, you will need to liaise with your current setting regarding obtaining or gaining a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a medical declaration clearance and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.
We wish you every success with your application.
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.