Early Years Teacher Training (EYITT)

You could inspire the next generation of children! At the Institute of Education we offer an employment-based route to becoming a Early Years Teacher for employment based 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 five age range. 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, which 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

View our Preparing for Initial Teacher Training Application and Interviews advice document.

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

Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the professional skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before the start of the course. If you are offered a place following an interview, you will have to pass both skills tests as one of your conditions of acceptance before the course starts.

We also offer support with the taking and passing of the professional skills tests. To find out more about the kind of support we offer, please follow this link to our webpage.

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