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Early Years Initial Teacher Training PGCE with EYTS

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Newton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A specialist course for those already working or seeking to work with children from birth to five years old.

Gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Early Years.
Train while you work. Qualify to teach the 0-5 age range while employed in an early years setting.
Become a specialist in early childhood and prepare yourself for diverse and exciting career opportunities.

Gain an understanding of how children develop and learn through our Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme. Through completing the programme, you’ll gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This specialist award is designed for those who wish to specialise in work with babies and young children from birth to five years old.


Through the 12 month part-time programme you’ll develop your professional skills and knowledge to lead learning of all young children.

You’ll spend significant amounts of time practising in your work setting. You’ll need to exhibit the capability to teach across the age range. Consequently, additional placements will be tailored to meet your individual needs. You’ll have between six and eleven weeks away from your base setting, depending on your previous experience.

This programme is suitable for you if you fit either of the following criteria:

You’re already employed in an early years setting/early years department of a school
You’re newly recruited to an early years setting to undertake Early Years ITT through an employment-based route.


EYITT is the only teacher training programme focused specifically on the birth to five specialist age range.

The Government is committed to raising the quality of Early Years provision by encouraging graduate leadership. You’ll graduate with EYTS – ideally placed to fulfil the needs of employers for high quality education and care for babies and young children.

Opportunities for professional development are extensive during study and post-graduation; you might coordinate a multi-professional team in a children's centre or wish to work more directly in children’s services, specialise in Special Educational Needs or continue academic study at Master’s level. There are also numerous opportunities for students desiring to take their practice abroad.

Bath Spa Early Years Teachers go on to gain employment in various fields asides from teaching, including: lecturing, advisory positions, teacher training, administration, schools inspections and educational outreach. Bath Spa Early Years Teachers go on to have diverse, challenging and fulfilling careers within the wide ranging educational landscape.

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Bath Spa University

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  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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