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Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status PgCert

University of Gloucestershire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-21, 05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Designed for professionals working in an early years setting, this course enables you to become a specialist in early childhood development, while gaining Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and a recognised qualification in early years. With endorsement from the Government, this course recognises practitioners who have the skills needed to lead high-quality early years practice.

The course takes a strong practical focus and is designed to be studied alongside working in an early years setting. You’ll explore concepts of leadership and management, including managing and measuring the impact of change. Contemporary and controversial issues will also be examined, to strengthen your ability to engage critically with information sources.

Study style

You’ll learn through placements, lectures, workshops and reflective study, and you’ll be assessed through coursework. You’ll gain experience of varied placements and a range of age groups – providing you with different routes into becoming a teacher.

On the full-time version of the course you’ll study one day a week, while working in an early years setting - enabling you to continue with your current employment while you study. If you don’t currently have a role in an early years setting, we’ll support you to find suitable employment.

The course is completely funded, including £7,000 for your employer, enabling them to release you for 10% of the time and to fund supply cover.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • teaching within early years settings, free schools, academies and independent schools
  • education roles in local authority
  • lecturing roles in further education.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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