Taught course

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (GEB) Graduate Employer Based Route

Newman University · Department of Teacher Training

Entry requirements

A degree in a relevant subject, although a non relevant degree together with appropriate experience will also be considered. The degree does not have to be at a specified level, but bursaries are available for those with a First or 2:1. The supporting qualifications needed to get onto an Early Years teacher training course will be the same as those needed for primary teacher training. Trainees will need a GCSE grade C in English, Maths and Science or equivalent, and will have to pass the same numeracy and literacy skills tests.

Months of entry


Course content

This is for graduates who are currently employed in the sector, in a setting which delivers EYFS and are either experienced or newly qualified. You will attend Newman approximately one day per week, but not every week. Your employer will need to release you from your setting so that you can undertake a 6 week placement in other settings in order to demonstrate evidence of working with babies, toddlers and young children. You will also have to undertake experience of ten days in KS1.

The course will give opportunities for training around child development, curriculum and professional practice in order to meet the Early Years Teacher Standards.

In addition you may have an option to undertake a postgraduate certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care to further develop your knowledge and understanding of effective early years practice.

Training typically takes place over a one-year period.

A £14,000 incentive from the NCTL is available to employers. This covers the training course fees of up to £7,000. It could also contribute to supply cover for the trainee and other support costs such as salary enhancements.

Fees and funding

Course fees are £7,000, but are FULLY FUNDED by the NCTL.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Jane Benniston
01214761181 x2306