Kingston University: Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) PGCE

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Education
Telephone 020 8547 8145
Study type Taught


**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- This course is ideal for graduates working in an Early Years setting.

- You will gain Early Years Teacher Status in one year.

- This course is fully funded by government. Your employer will also have funding to enable you to attend classes and placements.

**About this course**
This employment based course provides intensive specialist training covering babies, toddlers and preschool children to become an early years teacher in one year, with Early Years Teacher Status.

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Early Years Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the early years curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice. You will benefit from an additional contrasting placement which will provide you with a breadth of experience in schools, private, voluntary and independent early years sector.

Topics include safeguarding, literacy, early maths, personalised progress, forest school and special educational needs and disability (SEND). Sessions are for one full day a week, usually a Friday. Placements are in an Early Years setting (minimum two weeks) and a Key Stage 1 school (two weeks, which may be extended to four depending on prior experience.) You will be fully supported by mentors.

**Example modules**
– The Reflective Teacher
– Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professionalism for Teachers

**Career opportunities**
Roles include early years teaching, management, and running an early years setting. The course can lead to a masters: credits from PGCE modules form one-third of our Education MRes.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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