University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

Early years teachers play an essential role in a child's development, providing high-quality early education. If you are currently working in the early year?s sector and wish to gain Early Years Teacher Status, our part-time postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) programme will be for you. This programme is accredited through the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Early Years Teacher Status is awarded when all the early years teaching standards have been judged to be met. This award does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our programme will teach you how to use your knowledge and skills to ensure all children have access to high standards of learning. It is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to five years old. This programme is assessed in a variety of ways, including: reports; essays; presentations; and practical performance. Specialists with Early Years Teacher Status can aspire to become leaders of practice in early year?s settings.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education European Fees
1 year
Part Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should have: an undergraduate degree in any subject plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science or equivalent. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers. In addition candidates: will be required to attend an interview; will need to pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme; undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.
  • International entry requirements: To be confirmed