Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) (Graduate Employment Route) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Postgraduate

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) (Graduate Employment Route) (Taught)

Course summary

Are you aspiring to be an early years specialist? Are you passionate about working with children and their families? Do you value high-quality early years provision and childhood development? Then this course is the right match for you. We will help you develop high quality practice while keeping you up to date with current government reforms in education. This course gives you an opportunity to play an important role in preparing young children for the best start in life. Why Early Years Initial Teacher Training?

  • Upon completion of the course you’ll be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This reflects the significant role you’ll have in working with young children. EYTS is awarded by the Department for Education and the Teaching Regulation Agency.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of early childhood; looking at the role of play, considering different curriculum models and examining the impact of early childhood research and theories on current government perspectives and policies.
  • We work in partnership with a strong network of Early Years settings and schools to deliver EYTS training. These settings offer placements for graduate employed trainees who undertake a placement of four weeks in a setting that is different to their own. This forms a key element of your course. Your placement can provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning and to develop your skills of teaching and leadership in a different work context.
Professional links and accreditation: Upon successful completion of the course you’ll be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This reflects the significant role you’ll have in working with young children. EYTS is awarded by the Department of Education.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through course work, including observations of your practice in the workplace. You’ll typically be assessed against the eight professional standards for Early Years Teachers (NCTL, 2013). There are no timed tests or exams. The assessment on the course allows you to demonstrate your practical knowledge and skills alongside developing your critical and theoretical understanding of the subject. The assessment builds on your particular interests and context and is likely to have outcomes that will be of benefit to your professional life and to your employer. You will be provided with guidance to help you develop your assignment work.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * Ordinary or Honours degree In addition you must also: * Have GCSE or equivalent in English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, prior to application. * undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances * currently be working with children up to the age of five in either an early years setting or in a school nursery/reception class, or as a registered child minder * be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English * complete a satisfactory interview All conditions must be met by 31 August for entry in September in the year of application.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

https://hud.ac.uk/international/courses-and-entry-requirements/international-entry-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Currently course fees are paid directly to the University by the Department of Education and your employer may receive up to £7,000 to support your training costs (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/early-years-initial-teacher-training-2024-to-2025-funding-guidance). Please note, you won’t be eligible for student finance support from the Student Loan Company on this course.
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) (Graduate Employment Route) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS