Early Years Teacher Training (EYITT)

You could inspire the next generation of children! At the Institute of Education we offer employment-based routes to becoming a Early Years Teacher for employment based and/or postgraduate level applicants.

As an Early Years Teacher, you’ll be a specialist in early childhood development, trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to the age of five. This is a critical stage in children's development.‌

Early Years ITT* is the only teacher training focussed on the birth to five age range. To be awarded Early Years Teacher Status, trainees must meet robust standards designed specifically for high quality work with this age group. This makes Early Years Teachers ideally placed to fulfil the needs of employers for high quality education and care for babies and young children.

We offer one route that confers EYITT, this is our Graduate Employment Based route leading to Early Years Teacher Status. This is a part time course for practitioners who are graduates and work in early years settings.

General Teacher Training Information

Preparing for teacher training

Preparing for Application and Interview IoE ITT (PDF 270K, Downloads file)

There are many ways that you can prepare for teacher training. We have put together a list of things that you can do and courses that you can take to support your application.

Professional Skills Tests

If you are applying for a teacher training course which starts after 1 July 2013 you will need to take the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

Please Note: It is not required that you have passed these upon application.

For any enquiries about our courses please e-mail education-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk