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Become a specialist in early childhood development



You could train to become an Early Years Teacher on a one year, fully-funded* course. Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood development, reflecting the critical role they have in working with babies and children from birth to five years old.  

Benefits of being an Early Years teacher:

Job Satisfaction: You’ll make a lasting, positive difference to children’s wellbeing and learning at the most critical stage in their development.

Job Security: There is a high demand for Early Years Teachers. Raising the status and quality of the Early Years workforce is a key Government priority.

Valuable Experience: For those who may want to go on to other roles within children’s services, this qualification provides valuable hands-on experience as well as a sound understanding of early childhood development.


The Centre for Teacher Education is an Outstanding provider (Ofsted), committed to providing you with the very best training. You will gain Early Years Teacher Status - a government-endorsed accreditation for the Early Years workforce. This demonstrates to employers that you are a graduate leader with the skills and expertise necessary to develop excellent practice for 0-5 year olds.

Route 1 – University-Led: This full-time route is for new graduates and career changers who will not

be employed in the early years sector during training. It is based at the University of Warwick and includes 120 placement days in schools and early years settings. The course is fully-funded - no tuition fees* - and 9faa19ff49f664251daf9279513c7acc.jpgyou may eligible for a bursary*: 1st/PhD- £5,000, 2:1/Masters - £4,000, 2:2 - £2,000

Route 2 – Employer-Led: This part-time route is for graduates who are already employed in an early years setting/early years department of a school within a 50 mile radius of our campus (CV4 8EE). It provides hands-on training in an employment setting. This route is also available to childminders. 

The course is fully-funded – no tuition fees* – and your employer will also receive £7,000* (funding

from the government) to cover the cost of your 16 University days and 6-week alternative


Route 3 – Assessment Only: This short route is for experienced graduates who are already employed in an early years setting/early years department of a school, and are able to demonstrate the Early Years Teaching Standards without further training.

*T&C’s Apply

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