Taught course

Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Good UK honours degree or equivalent. GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at minimum grade C or equivalent. Relevant current experience of practice in an early years setting. An Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Professional Skills Tests. Applicants will need to undertake an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants would be expected to be employed within an early years setting at the time of studying and for the duration of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This one year, part-time course is ideal if you are employed in an Early Years setting and leads to Teachers' Standard (Early Years) Award. Specifically focussed on the 0 - 5 age range, the course builds your understanding of the theory, policy and practice of working with very young children. It equips you to meet all the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) whilst developing your leadership and management skills to continually review, reflect and improve your professional practice.

Fast-track to a Masters degree

At the end of each module you have the choice to submit your assignment for assessment for up to 60 Masters-level credits.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0) 115 848 4200