We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Early Years Teacher Status (0-5) PGCE

University of Northampton

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and shape high quality Early Years practice? This fully funded one year programme focuses on teaching and supporting childhood development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Early Years Teacher Status programme is the only graduate professional accreditation for the early years workforce. As a specialist in early years you will be able to lead and share best practice with your colleagues to ensure children receive high quality care and education, as well as promoting their holistic development.

Course Details

Our Early Years Teacher Status programme takes the Graduate Employment-Based (GEB) route. This is a part-time route for experienced graduate-level early years practitioners who are currently in paid employment in an early years setting but require training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). You require either a relevant degree and one year of full-time experience working in the age range 0-5 years, or a degree that is not relevant and two or more years of full-time relevant experience.

When you finish the course, you will be recommended for and awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). The course will build on your existing knowledge and experience, giving you everything you need to demonstrate the standards for early years teachers required by the Department of Education, exceeding the minimum expectations for each Standard.

You will enhance your existing knowledge of working with babies and children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5) and the skills acquired on this course will enable you to organise and lead high quality practice in early years settings.

How is the course structured?

This course is made up of four induction days in September, and 11 more days between then and July.

How am I assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), with particular attention paid to your teaching, planning and assessment. There are no formal academic assignments or exams. During your placements you will be supported and assessed by your work-based mentor and Moderating Tutor. You will have a Personal Academic Tutor.

What topics will I cover?

The programme covers a range of topics including:

  • child development
  • safeguarding
  • diversity
  • language and literacy

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

Information not available

Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Northampton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



Suggested courses

University of Chester

Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status PGCert with EYTS

University of Chester

Education league table

University of East London

PGCE Non-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

University of East London

University league table


Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!