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Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)

30 Apr 2020

If you hold a degree and at least a GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and science and are interested in becoming an early years teacher find out more by visiting the Government website for Early Years Initial Teacher Training routes commencing in September 2020:

  • the professional skills test ‘A new approach for assessing numeracy and literacy will be delivered by training providers if you start teacher training in 2020. This will involve the provider assuring that you have the fundamental English and mathematics skills to become a teacher either at interview or during the training course. Check with your training provider to find out more information'  Update 21 May 2020 'Entrants to courses who are not able to demonstrate the required equivalent standard as a consequence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are permitted alternatively to demonstrate the standard by 30 November 2020.'
  • becoming an early years teacher, funding, routes available
  • training providers – south west training providers include Bath Spa University, E-Qualitas (Best Practice Network), University of Gloucestershire, University of St Mark and St John and University of West of England
As far as we are aware, despite the current pandemic, these providers are still recruiting and applications are now being accepted for September 2020.

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