Taught course

Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

Degree or equivalent: A degree (300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6) from a UK higher education institution, or equivalent qualification.

GCSE: Minimum grade C in English language, mathematics and a science. If you do not meet the GCSE requirements, we can offer an equivalence test; contact us for details.

Experience: Current experience working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Other: Before starting the course, you will need: a signed employer partnership agreement; to have passed the Professional Skills Tests; to take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your suitability to teach; and an advanced DBS check certificate.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time employment-based route is suitable for skilled graduates who are already working with children aged from birth to five. You'll gain training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers' Standards (Early Years).

On successful completion, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). You will also achieve 60 masters level credits. Achieving EYTS means that you’ll be able to take on higher level and leadership roles to improve the experiences and life-chances of young children, providing them with the best start in life.

Our trained teachers are specialists in early childhood development and many go on to lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We work in partnership with your current employer to provide training and support and offer your employer a £7,000 financial incentive to provide for your cover while you're at university and on placement.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquires team
01273 644644