Taught course

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

University of Warwick · Centre for Teacher Education

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

University-led & Employer-led routes

This one year, fully-funded, postgraduate course will recommend you on completion for Early Years Teacher Status - a government endorsed accreditation to teach children aged 0-5 years. You'll be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, Early Years practitioners and mentors who have a strong reputation for the quality of their training. This course is designed for those who wish to specialise in early childhood development and lead education and care for children from birth to five years. Working as an Early Years Teacher with young children is a rewarding and challenging career, and teachers can make a real difference to children’s development and life chances.


  • University-led route: you will experience a range of placements, including three long placements.

  • Employer-led route: it is expected that you will already be working with children in this age group. You will be mentored by senior staff members in your workplace and may also undertake a complementary placement.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
See funding information.
International students
See funding information.

The University-Led and Employer-Led routes are fully funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). The Assessment Only route is £2,500 and is self-funded.

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585