University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) Graduate Employment Route

Early Years Teachers will be specialists in early childhood development and will train to work with babies and young children from birth to five. Early Years Teacher Status is a status awarded by the National College of Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Department of Education.All children deserve the best possible start in life and it is important that the people who provide early years services have the right skills, knowledge and experience to have a positive impact on the children they work with. A highly skilled workforce is seen as critical in supporting high quality early years provision. The government's reforms are focussed on birth to five, as the evidence is clear that high quality early education and childcare can have a powerful impact on young children preparing them for school and later life. Early Years Teacher Status reflects the specialist role that Early Years Teachers have in working with babies and children from birth to five years old.

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grades C or above in English language, maths and science; these need to have been gained prior to application for the course Ordinary or Honours degree. Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken standard English. Successful completion of the skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start your initial teacher training course; currently working in an early years setting or as a registered childminder with children of any age between 0 to 5; a health check and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Sponsorship information

We expect to receive confirmation of the number of places and funding during autumn 2014 for entry to this course in September 2015. Currently (for 2014 entry), course fees are paid directly to the university by the National College of Teaching and Leadership. A bursary is awarded to those trainees who have gained a 1st or 2.1 undergraduate degree. The bursary amounts to �9,000 for a 1st class degree and �4,000 for a 2.1 degree. The bursary is paid in monthly instalments. We do not yet have confirmation of the funding for 2015 entry. Please note, you are not eligible for student finance support from the Student Loan Company on this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Qualification Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01484 478249