Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) - Graduate Employment Route PT (EYTS)

the United Kingdom

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About Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) - Graduate Employment Route PT at University of Huddersfield

Current government reforms in education are focused on early childhood development and the importance of high quality early years provision in preparing young children for the best start in life. So if you're aspiring to be an early years specialist and want to train to teach young children from birth to five years, then this course will help you on your way.

A highly skilled workforce is seen as critical in supporting high quality early years provision and so upon successful completion of the course you'll be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This reflects the significant role you'll have in working with young children.EYTS is awarded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (gov.uk/government/organisations/national-college-for-teaching-and-leadership) on behalf of the Department of Education.

You'll have the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of early childhood; looking at the role of play, considering different curriculum models and examining the impact of early childhood research and theories on current government perspectives and policies. We work in partnership with a strong network of Early Years settings and schools to deliver EYTS training. These settings offer placements for graduate employed trainees who undertake a 30 day placement in a setting that is different to their own. This forms a key element of your course.Your placement can provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning and to develop your skills of teaching and leadership in a different work context.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we are ranked in the top ten for Education in the Guardian University Guide (2017) for the seventh consecutive year. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

We offer two routes leading to the new award of Early Years Teacher Status:

• This Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) - Graduate Employment Route aimed specifically at graduates who are currently employed in an Early Years setting (12 months part-time course whilst you train on the job in your place of employment)

• Our Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) - Graduate Entry Mainstream

You will be required to undertake a placement in a setting that is different to your own for a minimum of 30 days and an additional placement of two weeks in a key stage one class. You will be assessed at the end of each term against the Teacher Standards for Early Years and will be required to produce a Teaching File, including a reflective account of your work with each particular age group. You will be observed teaching and graded in each of the Teachers' Standards for Early Years at the end of each term.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for postgraduate study in 2018/19 have not yet been set by the University. This is expected to be confirmed in May 2017 and we will update our website as soon as this information becomes available.

For information, in 2017/18 we provided the following details:

In 2017/18, the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students at the University of Huddersfield will generally be £425 per 15 credit module and £850 per 30 credit module (see Fees and Finance for exceptions). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • Ordinary or Honours degree

In addition you must also:

  • have GCSE or equivalent in English, Maths and Science at grade C or above prior to application
  • undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances
  • currently be working with children up to the age of five in either an early years setting or in a school nursery/reception class, or as a registered child minder
  • be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English
  • have passed your skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start the course. You must have registered for the tests before we can interview you.
  • complete a satisfactory interview

All conditions must be met by 31 August 2018.

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