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Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Graduate Entry Route

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    QTS - Qualified Teaching Status

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Working as an early years teacher is a rewarding and challenging career and you can make a real difference to young children’s development and life chances. This full time 12 month training programme is designed for graduates who wish to specialise in early childhood development and lead education and care for children from birth to five years.

Why study Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Graduate Entry Route at Middlesex University?

This is intensive five day a week course will allow you to develop your teaching and learning practice with babies, toddlers and young children. During your studies, you will spend a minimum of 120 days on placement in at least two early years settings. You will also be able to have a short placement with children aged 5-7 years to support your understanding of children's learning as they progress through primary school. University based training sessions take place one day a week to allow for reflective and collaborative learning.

As an Early Years ITT Graduate Entry trainee you will work towards Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) by demonstrating the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). To enhance your progress towards achieving EYTS, you are also eligible to enrol on the Professional Practice in Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching which enables you to gain 60 credits at Masters Level.


Our degree is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency, Department for Education.


How can the Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Graduate Entry 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 all private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years settings which is where the majority of children and early years provision is based. You can also work in free schools, academies and independent schools where teaching staff can be employed without the requirement for them to have QTS.

For those who wish to work with primary school age children the most common route to becoming a school teacher is to undertake initial teacher training leading to QTS.

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University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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