Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) (Mainstream Route) PGCE
Ages 0 - 5 (Early Years)
The Graduate Entry Mainstream (GEM) pathway on the EYITT programme is designed for those who wish to work with children from 0-5yrs old. EYTS will be recommended for graduates who have met all of the Early Years Teachers' Standards. This is different from QTS, which is required to lead learning in Local Authority maintained schools. EYTS enables people to teach 0-5yr olds within all other areas of the sector, which is the provision where most children in the EYFS attend.
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UK tuition fees (2023/24)
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
This course will give you everything you need to teach in an Early Years setting, both the pedagogical theory and practical skills to be an inspiring early years teacher.
Our gradual immersion approach will enable you to become increasingly familiar with your EYFS context and all elements of the teaching role. You will be supported by Setting Mentors and IOE Tutors, to enable you to develop your practice and apply pedagogical ideas to your teaching.
Placements in different contexts will allow you to experience teaching children of all ages in the EYFS (0-5yrs), and reflect upon the pedagogical priorities in different settings.
With a PGCE and a recommendation for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), you can start teaching in the EYFS as soon as you successfully complete the course.
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PGCE Early Years Initial Teacher Training
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