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Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with Initial Teacher Training


Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) Graduate School

Full time & Part time See Course PGDip One year full-time / part-time, depending on route taken.

About the course

This Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) has fully funded places available and leads to Early Years Teacher Status, a qualification which is growing in popularity. People who hold this status are leading professionals in the provision of services for children aged up to five. Programme teaching is delivered two days a week for the first 4 weeks, followed two week long blocks on campus, one in January and one in April, plus one day a month and online evening tutorials. You then gain practical experience either in your workplace or on campus.

The Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme can follow two

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a degree of class 2:2 or above and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification). You will have experience of working with young people.


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Where is Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Student Profile(s)

Rosanna Hoadley

This course allows me to develop my practice through working collaboratively with lecturers, placement mentors and like-minded peers. I have enjoyed being able to visit a variety of Early Years settings too. The lecturers have supported me to develop skills of critical and reflective thinking and I've gained confidence in my Early Years practice.

Josie Hack

I've made new lifelong friendships and know they will be a source of support and knowledge throughout my Early Years career. I've enjoyed finding my own pedagogy and implementing new ideas for the children that have enhanced my setting. The lectures are insightful and now I find myself questioning the dominant discourse and finding my own narrative. I have enjoyed the challenges of this course and the opportunities it has provided me to expand my knowledge.

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