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Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Standard duration: Full-time: September-July

Min. entry requirements: Undergraduate degree, a Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent). You must pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy

This one-year, fully-funded course will recommend you on completion for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) — a government-endorsed accreditation to teach children aged 0-5 years. You’ll be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, nursery practitioners and mentors who have a national reputation for the quality of their training.

The course is fully funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). If you choose the university-led route, you may also eligible for a bursary up to £5,000*. Through the employer-led route, your early years employer will receive £7,000* (funding from the government) to cover the cost of your 16 university days and six-week alternative placement.

Early on in your career, you will be expected to lead teaching and learning within a small team. Opportunities for progression are wide and varied. You might lead practice across a unit, setting or a chain of settings, or you might co-ordinate a multi-professional team in a children’s centre or specialise in Special Educational Needs.

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