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Early Years Teacher Birth to 5 leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) PGCE

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This employment based course provides intensive specialist training covering babies, toddlers and preschool children to become an early years teacher in one year, with Early Years Teacher Status. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence-informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Early Years Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the early years curriculum and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice. You will benefit from an additional contrasting placement which will provide you with a breadth of experience in schools, private, voluntary and independent early years sector. You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in children's learning and wellbeing. Your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

What you will study

You will study the Early Years curriculum and teaching methods based on the latest research. Topics include safeguarding, literacy, early maths, forest school and special educational needs and disability (SEND). Personalised support will help you with your study.

Teaching and assessment

University sessions are led by highly rated lecturers and visiting lecturers who have all had successful teaching careers. Sessions are held once a week.

After you graduate

Roles include early years teaching, management, and running an early years setting. The course can lead to a masters: credits from PGCE modules form one-third of our Education MRes.

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University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    85th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 84 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    120 58%

    40th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    43rd

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    12

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