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Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) course at Kingston University provides intensive specialist training to become an early years teacher in one year, with Early Years Teacher Status.


The Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) course at Kingston University will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Early Years Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the early years curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice. You will benefit from an additional contrasting placement which will provide you with a breadth of experience.


Professional placement in early years setting

  • You will produce a portfolio of work to evidence how your practice meets the Early Years Teachers' Standards. You will receive regular feedbackwith targets that enable you to grow in confidence and ability.
  • Your portfolio will be used as a key part of the decision to recommend you for Early Years Teacher Status.

PGCE Academic Modules

  • You will complete one assignment in each of the level 7 modules. These assignments are designed to deepen your understanding of teaching, knowledge and practice through engaging with evidence from your experience.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Professional Practice
  • The Reflective Teacher
  • Perspectives on policy, practice and professionalism for teachers

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A good honours degree in any subject.
  • GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English, mathematics and one science subject. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, you may take equivalency tests at the School of Education following acceptance of any potential offer given. View further details.  
  • Trainees must be employed in an appropriate early years setting for at least 16 hours per week.
  • Trainees must be working at settings that deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in order to be funded.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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