Taught course

Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

All applicants must: Have achieved a standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C in English, Mathematics and a Science subject (in the case of graduate routes) hold a first Degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification (A first Degree comprises 300 higher education credit points, of which 60 must be at level 6) Have passed professional skills tests prior to entry All entrants, as part of the selection procedures, will take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to work with young children.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma Early Years with Initial Teacher Training offers students the chance to gain a Postgraduate qualification and Early Years Teacher Status simultaneously. This qualification is growing in popularity, and students who hold this status are leading professionals in the provision of services for children aged up to five

The Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) follows two routes, each developed to meet a range of needs. So whatever your interests andqualifications, you’ll find the perfect route.

Route one: Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with EYITT (GEE)

Also known as the Graduate Entry Employment-Based route, this option is perfect for those already working in an early years setting. The course is similar to the graduate entry-level programme, but incorporates plenty of work-based learning.

Route two: Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with EYITT (GEM)

Also known as Graduate Entry Mainstream Route, this is ideal for those who’ve decided to change careers, or new graduates with an interest in early years education.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jan Gourd
01752 636700 Ext 5228