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Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route

We offer the Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only route to existing graduates who work with children from birth to age five, graduates who wish to undertake an career in Early Years, or full time students on a Early Childhood degree. 

For further enquiries, please email the EYTS team.

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Course Length:

Full & Part Time

Teaching and assessment


  • This is not a training programme but ‘assessment only’
  • You are expected to be operating at the level of the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range from the beginning of the three month programme
  • You will be provided with guidance on how to put together and present your evidence for assessment and a tutor to support you
  • We will give you full guidance on what you need to do
  • A personal tutor to provide email and telephone support
  • Observation of your practice
  • Support from your employer/setting
  • A virtual learning environment - e-learning modules, a resource bank and forums


  • Needs analysis and action plan
  • An eportfolio that you build up gradually
  • Evidence bundles - a powerful source of evidence to demonstrate the impact that you have on a child’s learning over a period of time
  • Formative assessment from the setting/school and your personal tutor
  • Assignments - built up during the programme to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years)
  • Observation records - from the settings/schools and personal tutor
  • Moderation of assessment judgements
  • A setting visit by an assessor to observe you teaching, interview you and interview a manager

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

How to Apply

The next start point for GEB and GE routes will be September 2017. The application window is now open.

Registration for the Assessment Only route will remain open until March 2017. You can chose your commencement date between now and 1st April 2017.

There are specific entry requirements so you need to check your eligibility carefully before beginning the application form.