PGCE Early Years Initial Teacher Training (employment pathway)

University College London    IOE, Faculty of Education and Society

Part time September PGCE 1 year part time
Education (11)

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Are you passionate about teaching young children? The PGCE Early Years Initial Teacher Training (employment pathway) programme at UCL is perfect for those already working in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This unique programme offers a gradual approach to teaching, allowing you to gain practical experience in different settings and develop your teaching skills. With a PGCE and a recommendation for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), you can start teaching in the EYFS as soon as you complete the course. The programme includes modules on teaching and learning, the EYFS curriculum, and action-based research. Join us and become a specialist teacher of 0-5-year-olds!

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The Employment-Based route on the EYITT programme is designed for those already working within the EYFS. Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) will be recommended for graduates who have met all of the Early Years Teachers' Standards. This is different from QTS, which is required to lead learning in Local Authority maintained schools. EYTS enables people to be specialist teachers of 0-5yr olds within all other areas of the sector, which is the provision where most children in the EYFS attend.


This course will give you everything you need to teach in an Early Years setting, both the pedagogical theory and practical skills to be an inspiring early years teacher.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.


Part time - £7,000

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