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Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) - Graduate Employment Route PT

University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • Ordinary or Honours degree

In addition you must also:

  • Have GCSE or equivalent in English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, prior to application.
  • undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances
  • currently be working with children up to the age of five in either an early years setting or in a school nursery/reception class, or as a registered child minder
  • be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English
  • complete a satisfactory interview

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

All conditions must be met by 31 August for entry in September in the year of application.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you aspiring to be an early years specialist? Are you passionate about working with children and their families? Do you value high-quality early years provision and childhood development? Then this course is the right match for you. We will help you develop high quality practice while keeping you up to date with current government reforms in education. This course gives you an opportunity to play an important role in preparing young children for the best start in life.

Why Early Years Initial Teacher Training?
  • Upon completion of the course you’ll be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This reflects the significant role you’ll have in working with young children. EYTS is awarded by the Department for Education and the Teaching Regulation Agency.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of early childhood; looking at the role of play, considering different curriculum models and examining the impact of early childhood research and theories on current government perspectives and policies.
  • We work in partnership with a strong network of Early Years settings and schools to deliver EYTS training. These settings offer placements for graduate employed trainees who undertake a placement of four weeks in a setting that is different to their own. This forms a key element of your course. Your placement can provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning and to develop your skills of teaching and leadership in a different work context.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 478221