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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


  • 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.

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.

Tuition fees

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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

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 84 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%



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