Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #501 ,
This 3 month route is for very experienced graduate practitioners employed in an early years setting who have substantial experience of practice across the birth to five age range. At the start of the programme you will be sufficiently experienced to meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range with no further training and your employer must be in full support of your application. Your employer will also be expected to contribute to your assessment for Early Years Teacher Status.


Before you can go forward for Early Years Teacher Status assessment, you will need to have experience in at least two settings across the birth to five age range including evidence to demonstrate the quality of your work at both settings. There is now a requirement to ‘engage with the continuum of expectations, curricula and teaching of Key Stage 1 and 2’ through a 10 day placement within Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds) which could be undertaken prior to starting the programme.

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Early Years ITT is the only teacher training focused on the birth to five year age range. This makes Early Years Teachers ideally placed to provide high quality education and care for babies and young children in the private, voluntary and independent sectors, free schools, academies and in maintained schools at the discretion of the Head Teacher. The pay and conditions for working in early education and childcare settings outside maintained schools are determined by employers at a local level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Not applicable
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 3 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will be provided with support and guidance on how to put together and present your evidence for assessment.

The Assessment process will include:

  • A needs analysis and action plan

  • an e-portfolio where you will build up the evidence you have to meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) including practice observation records

  • moderation of assessment judgments

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and a science subject
  • Have passed the Professional Skills Tests for Initial Teacher Training prior to entry
  • Hold a degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 1800 EU/EEA
International students are not eligible to apply for this course.


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