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About this course

A child's early years are a critical period for learning the practical, emotional and social skills that form a foundation for success in later life.

As a qualified early years teacher you’ll support children’s development through play and care, creating a secure base from which they can safely explore their world.

This part-time employment-based route is suitable for skilled graduates who are already working with children aged from birth to five.

You'll gain training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers' Standards and gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) alongside a solid understanding of the continuum to Key Stage 1. 

Qualifying with EYTS means you’ll be able to take on higher level and leadership roles to improve the experiences and life-chances of young children, providing them with the best start in life.

Entry Requirements

Degree or equivalent:

  • A good honours degree (300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6) from a United Kingdom higher education institution, or equivalent qualification.


  • Minimum grade C in English language, mathematics and a science. If you do not meet the GCSE requirements, we can offer an equivalence test; contact us for details.


  • Current experience working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Before starting the course, you will need:

  • a signed employer partnership agreement
  • to have passed the professional skills tests
  • to take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your suitability to teach
  • an advanced DBS check certificate.