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Welcome to the PGCE in Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) (Birth to 5 Years) Graduate Employment-based pathway. We look forward to receiving you onto the programme and hope that you will enjoy your study with us.
This pathway will support you to ‘top-up' your knowledge, understanding and skills with all three age groups so that you can meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years).
Knowledge and experience needed to demonstrate the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) encompasses:
Teaching and learning will consist of a range of strategies including:
The Early Years Team is looking forward to working with you in what will be an intensive, challenging but also, we hope, rewarding, exciting and enjoyable programme.
PGCE Early Years Teacher Status Course Leader
|Term||Term dates||Reading Week|
|Term 1||Monday 5 September 2022 to
Friday 16 December 2022
|Monday 24 October 2022 to
Friday 28 October 2022
|Term 2||Tuesday 3 January 2023 to
Friday 31 March 2023
|Monday 13 February 2023 to
Friday 17 February 2023
|Term 3||Monday 17 April 2023 to
Friday 23 June 2023
|Monday 29 May 2023 to
Friday 2 June 2023
These are provisional dates and may be subject to change.
PGCE EYTS students attend the University on Fridays for taught sessions.
The exact date, time and details of your enrolment sessions will be confirmed at a later date. Please make sure that you read the information carefully and bring the necessary documents.
(Room and building to be confirmed)
If you are arriving by car, please park in Car Park D where there will be signs directing you to the relevant room.
Parking restrictions are in place on site during term-time. You must obtain a temporary parking pass from Reception during the first week of term. You will be able to apply for a permanent Kingston Hill pass once you have enrolled, online at https://store.kingston.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/vice-chancellors-office/car-parking-permits
Please note that car park G outside of the Education Building is for staff and visitors only during the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm.
The 85 and K3 buses and free Kingston University buses stop outside the Kingston Hill campus.
When you enrol, you should ensure that your name on our student record system is the same as your passport/photo card driving licence. Your details are sent direct from the University record system to the DfE following enrolment for allocation of your Teacher Registration Number (TRN).
You will be able to download the pre-course reading list and tasks for your subject below.
Please visit the Occupational Health page for information on how to complete your Occupational Health questionnaire.
Friday 16 September 2022.
Teaching always takes place on a Friday from 9am until 4pm.
Students must complete a minimum of 10 days in an Early Years setting. However, this may be extended to 20 days depending on your experience. The course leader will discuss this with you early on in the course.
We aim to make the first payments in October, however, if this is not possible we will make a double payment in November.
This is the service we use to assess students' health and suitability for the course. You must activate your account and complete the questionnaire accurately so if required, we can ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for you while you are on the course.
If you have a disability or dyslexia and require support while you are at University, you must contact the Disability and Mental Health Support Service.
The contact details are:
Kingston University - Disability and Mental Health Support
020 8417 7314
You are also strongly encouraged to contact us in the Department of Education before you start the programme. We are committed to providing you support during your studies and if we are aware of your specific needs in advance, we can make provisions and have these in place for your course start.
Please email email@example.com with details of your specific requirements.
If you would like to speak with someone in confidence, please contact Nina Sohal, the Admissions Team Leader.
|University department||Contact number||Email address|
|School of Education||020 8417 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Main Switchboard||020 8417 9000|
|Accommodation services||020 8417 email@example.com|
|Fees and funding (undergraduate)||020 8417 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fees and funding (postgraduate)||020 8417 email@example.com|
|Student life advisory||020 8417 7312|
|Disability and mental health support||020 8417 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact details for external organisations||Contact number|
|Student Finance England||0300 100 0607|
|First Advantage Online Disclosures||0115 969 4600|
Your course will be taught at the Kingston Hill campus, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB.