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    Part time available

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    1 years part-time

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    28 March 2019

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.


Your tuition fees will be covered by a National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) grantand your employer will receive up to £7,000 to cover your release. The Teachers' Standards (Early Years) support the training, assessment and award of EYTS.


Located at the university's prestigious Greenwich campus, the PGCE Early Years programme has world-renowned attractions right on its doorstep from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought Building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich Campus, but you will also have access to state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social spaces.

What you will study

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.


Specialists with Early Years Teacher Status can aspire to become leaders of practice in early years settings.

Visit the Early Years Teacher Status PGCE page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!





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