Taught course

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

University of Warwick · Centre for Professional Education

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree, a Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent). You must pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year, fully-funded course will recommend you on completion for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) — a government-endorsed accreditation to teach children aged 0-5 years. You’ll be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, nursery practitioners and mentors who have a national reputation for the quality of their training.

Early on in your career, you will be expected to lead teaching and learning within a small team. Opportunities for progression are wide and varied. You might lead practice across a unit, setting or a chain of settings, or you might co-ordinate a multi-professional team in a children’s centre or specialise in Special Educational Needs.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found on our website.

University led route: tuition fees are covered by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. You may also eligible for a bursary up to £5,000*.

Employment-based route – tuition fees are covered by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Through the employer-led route, your early years employer will receive £7,000* to cover the cost of your 16 university days and six-week alternative placement.

Assessment Only Route – self-funded by yourself and/or your employer at a cost of £2,500*.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585