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Early Years Teacher Status

University of Greenwich · Department of Primary Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate degree in any subject
  • GCSEs at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science or equivalent

In addition candidates:

  • Must be currently employed in an appropriate setting
  • Will be required to attend an interview
  • Will need to pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

Months of entry


Course content

Early years teachers play an essential role in a child's development, providing high-quality early education.

The quality of teacher training at Greenwich in the areas of early years was rated good by Ofsted in its recent report. The report found that the programme has "the firm commitment of its leaders to meeting the needs of local early years settings and schools by providing skilled early years teachers."

If you are currently working in the early years sector and wish to gain Early Years Teacher Status, our part-time postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) programme will be for you. You will need an undergraduate degree in a related subject and permission from your employer to be released for study and to attend placements as necessary.

As an early years teacher, you will provide high-quality early education. Our programme will teach you how to use your knowledge and skills to ensure all children have access to high standards of learning. It is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to five years old.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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020 831 9000