Training and assessment pathways
To cater for candidates from a range of backgrounds, settings or roles Keypartnership offer three routes to achieve Early Years Teacher Status (EYT).
EYT Graduate Practitioner Pathway (GPP) - 6 months (part time)
Designed for graduates currently working in the sector with experience who require a small amount of learning or further experience before they can demonstrate the Teacher Standards (Early Years). Candidates may be required to undertake a 2 week placement in an appropriate setting. However, depending on experience this may be extended to four weeks.
EYT Undergraduate Practitioner Pathway (UPP) - 12 months (part time)
Designed for experienced employees with an Early Years foundation degree currently working in the sector who require a small amount of learning or further experience before they can demonstrate the EYP Standards. Candidates may be required to undertake a 2 week placement in an appropriate setting. This pathway is to be taken alongside the final year of their degree (level 6) at their chosen provider.
EYT Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) - 12 months (full time)
Designed for graduates new to the workforce with little or no experience of working with young children. Candidates will undertake university-based tutorials and block placements in appropriate early years settings.
Applications can be made directly to any member of the KEY Partnership. Applications are particularly welcome from men and other groups currently under-represented in the children's workforce.
Funded and self-funded places
- Kingston University London
- London Metropolitan University
- University of Reading
- Buckinghamshire New University