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Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    QTS - Qualified Teaching Status

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 months

Course summary


Why study Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route at Middlesex University?

This Assessment Only (AO) course is a route to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) that does not include a period of training. It is suitable for very experienced graduate practitioners from the UK or overseas who have taught in at least two early years settings in the UK but do not have EYTS.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are able to meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) without further training, and once accepted candidates are expected to qualify in 12 weeks.

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Role of the candidate's early years workplace

It is important that the early years setting, as the candidate's employer, is committed to the candidate undertaking this route and the candidate must seek the permission of the manager/head teacher to support the application.

Having the early years setting's commitment to provide a work-based mentor who is willing to undergo EYITT mentor training will also be a condition of acceptance on to the route. The role of the mentor is to provide a written report based on regular observations of the candidates teaching practice and to meet the candidate regularly to support them in addressing any professional development targets established at the selection stage, including portfolio development.

A mentor or line manager who can verify the candidate’s practice with babies, toddlers and young children will contribute to all stages of the process and be available for feedback and interview when the University EYITT tutor visits.

All early years settings will be asked to sign the partnership agreement, which is drawn from elements of our existing ITT partnership agreements.


How will the Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route support your career?

Early Years ITT is the only teacher training focused on the birth to five year age range. This makes Early Years Teachers ideally placed to provide high quality education and care for babies and young children in the private, voluntary and independent sectors, free schools, academies and in maintained schools at the discretion of the Head Teacher. The pay and conditions for working in early education and childcare settings outside maintained schools are determined by employers at a local level.

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Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

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    37th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

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    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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