Taught course

School Direct (Tuition Fee): Early Years Initial Teacher Training

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject is required. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Teacher Training. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This new programme is designed to produce Early Years Teachers who will be specialists in early childhood development and the Early Years curriculum, making the education and care of babies and young children their primary concern.

Students on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme benefit enormously from the complementary skills and expertise of staff in partnership schools and at UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

The placements schools offer teaching experience, and their teachers serve as tutors, mentors and joint assessors for our student teachers. IOE tutors have extensive experience of teaching, school management, inspection, research and consultancy.

Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) will be awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Early Years Teachers' Standards.

Part-time: 12 months;

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


Students work to a timetable of no more than 90 per cent of full time working hours and will be released for training and study days, in addition to visits to other placements. It is assessed by submission of an impact report and a research project conducted in placement settings.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214