Taught course

Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

To apply, you need:

  • an honours degree comprising at least 360 credits at 2:2 or above
  • GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Mathematics and Science
  • a Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • to have passed Professional Skills tests in English and Mathematics
  • to have a successful interview at the University demonstrating a reflective approach to working with young children.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

This qualification is designed for highly qualified staff who will lead delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in the early years sector. The University of Chester is an accredited provider and runs three routes to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

EYTS is a pathway to qualifying as a teacher of the 0-5 age range.

Why study Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status with us?

The Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester is both forward looking, preparing trainee teachers and the wider children’s workforce for the 21st century, and yet equally proud of its history and tradition. The Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status is an exciting course which provides a bespoke experience that will build upon your extensive practice and allow you to make personal, professional decisions in your continuing professional development.

We offer three training routes:

  • Graduate Employment Based
  • Graduate Entry
  • Assessment Only

How will I be taught?

University-based modules are held at Riverside Campus. We employ a range of approaches, including lectures, seminars, group work, directed tasks, independent research and individual and group tutorials. This interaction between tutors and students may be online or face to face.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by a 4,000-word essay, an academic poster presentation, and a critically reflective portfolio providing evidence towards the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years).

The assessed placement involves 120 days in an assessed early years setting, Reception Class and Key Stage 1.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Email
education@chester.ac.uk