Early Years Teacher Status (0-5)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 11/10/2018

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and shape high quality Early Years practice? This one year programme focuses on teaching and supporting childhood development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Early Years Teacher Status programme is the only graduate professional accreditation for the early years workforce. As a specialist in early years you will be able to lead and share best practice with your colleagues to ensure children receive high quality care and education, as well as promoting their holistic development.

Course

Highlights

  • Fully funded places available.
  • Academics are experts with real-world experience.
  • Work experience opportunities.

Additional

Information

Fully funded places available

Course fees for tuition and assessment are covered by government funding and, in addition, there is £7000 available to your employer to help them support you to complete your course. For further information please see the Get Into Teaching website.

Funding of £14,000 is available for this course to cover all training course fees and contribute towards costs incurred by your employer.

Course Details

Our Early Years Teacher Status programme takes the Graduate Emploment-Based (GEB) route. This is a part-time route for experienced graduate-level early years practitioners who are currently in paid employment in an early years setting but require training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). We only ask that you have either a relevant degree and one year of full-time experience working in the age range 0-5 years, or a degree that is not relevant and two or more years of full-time relevant experience.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you will be a specialist in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five.

The following sites contain useful information about career opportunities that will be open to you when you finish this course: National Careers Service, Nursery World, Get Into Teaching.

Early Years Career Progression Map

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

A first degree plus Maths, English and Science GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) are required. You must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership professional skills test in numeracy and literacy prior to enrolling on the course, but do not need to have this before you apply. All candidates must attend an interview and have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

All trainees must be working at least 16 hours per week in an early years setting.

To apply please download and fill in the application form. You may find the guidance notes helpful. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us  on 0300 303 2772.

Course Content

Typical areas of training

The programme covers a range of topics including:

  • child development
  • safeguarding
  • diversity
  • language and literacy
  • maths and phonics
  • working with parents
  • professional development
  • leading and supporting others

Facilities &

Special Features

Our reputation for training teachers is impressive, and our academics are experts with real-world experience. With fully funded places available, you can study free of charge.

Student stories

“I decided to work towards my Early Years Teacher Status to build my knowledge. I learned a great deal, not just through the lectures and recommended reading, but through talking and sharing best practice with other professionals.

Working through evidencing the teaching standards was intensive but I found that challenging myself to link all my thoughts and actions to research and theories was very useful and, as a result, I have found that my professional confidence has increased massively. This has had a positive impact on my relationships with both families and colleagues as they respect and trust my assessments and advice more.

I am a much more confident professional as a direct result of gaining my EYTS.”

– Jenna Harrison

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Government funding is available to cover the tuition and assessment costs of the graduate employment based route (GEB) to Early Years Teacher status.

There is £7,000 for your employer to use to support you for such costs as cover, salary enhancements and payment for mentors. This is payable in arrears once you have enrolled formally on the course in September.

Self-employed child-minders are not able to claim the £7,000 if they are sole traders.

For further information please see the Get Into Teaching website or contact admissions2018@northampton.ac.uk.

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Work Experience

There are four blocks of placements included in this course. Two eight-week blocks will be assessed within your workplace. One six-week placement will be assessed in another setting and a two-week placement in Key Stage 1 to enable you to gain insight into the next steps children make as they leave EYFS.


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Updated 11/10/2018

  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and shape high quality Early Years practice? This one year programme focuses on teaching and supporting childhood development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

    The Early Years Teacher Status programme is the only graduate professional accreditation for the early years workforce. As a specialist in early years you will be able to lead and share best practice with your colleagues to ensure children receive high quality care and education, as well as promoting their holistic development.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Fully funded places available.
    • Academics are experts with real-world experience.
    • Work experience opportunities.
  • Our Early Years Teacher Status programme takes the Graduate Emploment-Based (GEB) route. This is a part-time route for experienced graduate-level early years practitioners who are currently in paid employment in an early years setting but require training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). We only ask that you have either a relevant degree and one year of full-time experience working in the age range 0-5 years, or a degree that is not relevant and two or more years of full-time relevant experience.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Fully funded places available

    Course fees for tuition and assessment are covered by government funding and, in addition, there is £7000 available to your employer to help them support you to complete your course. For further information please see the Get Into Teaching website.

    Funding of £14,000 is available for this course to cover all training course fees and contribute towards costs incurred by your employer.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you will be a specialist in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five.

      The following sites contain useful information about career opportunities that will be open to you when you finish this course: National Careers Service, Nursery World, Get Into Teaching.

      Early Years Career Progression Map

  • A first degree plus Maths, English and Science GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) are required. You must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership professional skills test in numeracy and literacy prior to enrolling on the course, but do not need to have this before you apply. All candidates must attend an interview and have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

    All trainees must be working at least 16 hours per week in an early years setting.

    To apply please download and fill in the application form. You may find the guidance notes helpful. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us  on 0300 303 2772.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Typical areas of training

    The programme covers a range of topics including:

    • child development
    • safeguarding
    • diversity
    • language and literacy
    • maths and phonics
    • working with parents
    • professional development
    • leading and supporting others
    • “I decided to work towards my Early Years Teacher Status to build my knowledge. I learned a great deal, not just through the lectures and recommended reading, but through talking and sharing best practice with other professionals.

      Working through evidencing the teaching standards was intensive but I found that challenging myself to link all my thoughts and actions to research and theories was very useful and, as a result, I have found that my professional confidence has increased massively. This has had a positive impact on my relationships with both families and colleagues as they respect and trust my assessments and advice more.

      I am a much more confident professional as a direct result of gaining my EYTS.”

      – Jenna Harrison

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Government funding is available to cover the tuition and assessment costs of the graduate employment based route (GEB) to Early Years Teacher status.

    There is £7,000 for your employer to use to support you for such costs as cover, salary enhancements and payment for mentors. This is payable in arrears once you have enrolled formally on the course in September.

    Self-employed child-minders are not able to claim the £7,000 if they are sole traders.

    For further information please see the Get Into Teaching website or contact admissions2018@northampton.ac.uk.

  • There are four blocks of placements included in this course. Two eight-week blocks will be assessed within your workplace. One six-week placement will be assessed in another setting and a two-week placement in Key Stage 1 to enable you to gain insight into the next steps children make as they leave EYFS.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour