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Early Years Initial Teacher Training

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

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  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Overview**It takes a special kind of person, and a specific set of skills, to make a positive difference to the education and lives of young children. If you're already working, or hoping to work with the early years age group (0-5 years), this GradCert Early Years Initial Teacher Training course is the perfect next step.You'll get a deeper understanding of the educational process through the early years and Key Stages 1 and 2, and receive the training you need to meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years), so you can teach across the Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 years).When you graduate with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), you'll be qualified for both teaching and leadership roles, such as a nursery teacher or manager, or children's centre co-ordinator or manager.**Accredited by:**Early Years ITT (Initial Teacher Training) leads to the award of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).**What you'll experience**On this Early Years Initial Teacher Training course, you'll:- Review, develop and enrich the working practices in your place of work- Develop your own professional and reflective practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage- Support and mentor your colleagues and others, share experiences from others on the course, and evaluate best practice in the workplace- Nurture the children in your care, safeguarding and promoting positive outcomes for them- Produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your practice in relation to the Teachers' Standards (Early Years)- Be supported by enthusiastic, professional staff who are qualified in the field- Have access to our library's extensive electronic resources 24/7**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with an Early Years Initial Teacher Training GradCert?Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) is designed for those who choose to specialise in work with babies and young children and is assessed against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), a national set of standards covering leadership, support of others and effective practice.Once you graduate from this course, you'll be able to lead improvements in working practices, mentor others and promote good outcomes for children in your care.You'll graduate with one of the following:- Graduate Certificate in Early Years Initial Teacher Training (with Early Years Teacher Status), Level 6- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher StatusIf you're a trained early years teacher with experience in practice, you'll have the opportunity to progress to higher level leadership roles, including private nursery manager, nursery chain teacher and children's centre co-ordinator or manager.If you're a recent graduate with less experience, you'll start your career in a role as an early years teacher in private nurseries, preschools or children's centres, working with children and their families.Other options include postgraduate studies, including PGCE Primary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.


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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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