Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)

Kingston University

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
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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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

  • Tuition fees are fully funded by the Department for Education.
  • There is an incentive for employers towards cover release/other costs – currently £7,000.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
Kingston University