University of Brighton Early Years

University of Brighton Early Years

A child’s early years are a critical period for learning the practical, emotional and social skills that form a foundation for success in later life.

As an early years teacher you’ll support children’s development through play and care, creating a secure base from which they can safely explore their world.

This part-time employment-based route is suitable for skilled graduates who are already working with children aged from birth to five.

You’ll gain training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) and gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) alongside a solid understanding of the continuum to Key Stage 1.

Achieving EYTS means that you’ll be able to take on higher level and leadership roles to improve the experiences and life-chances of young children, providing them with the best start in life.

Our trained teachers are specialists in early childhood development and many go on to lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We work in partnership with your current employer to provide training and support and offer your employer a £7,000 financial incentive to provide for your cover while you’re at university and on placement.

Entry requirements

Getting good basic qualifications is the first step towards becoming an early years teacher and to be offered a course place you must meet the following entry requirements. If you have any questions about the requirements below contact Helen Mclaren

Degree or equivalent
A degree (300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6) from a UK higher education institution, or equivalent qualification.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language, maths and a science. If you do not meet the GCSE requirements, we can offer an equivalence test; contact us for details.

Current experience working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.