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Course overview

This qualification is designed for highly qualified staff who will lead delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in the early years sector. The University of Chester is an accredited provider and runs three routes to EYTS.

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  • Riverside Campus, Chester
1-3 years

Why Study Early Years Practice with us?

The Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester is both forward-looking, preparing trainee teachers and the wider children’s workforce for the 21st century, and yet equally proud of its history and tradition. The Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status is a new and exciting course which provides a bespoke experience that will build upon your extensive practice and allow you to make personal professional decisions in your continuing professional development.

We offer three training routes:

Riverside Campus, Chester

Riverside Campus is home to the faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care. A vocational site, this campus features a range of state-of-the-art, subject specific facilities designed to bring learning to life, including health skills laboratories, science laboratories, and music and art rooms.

Riverside provides an interactive and professional environment in which to hone your skills, and has facilities such as general teaching spaces, a large 192-seat lecture theatre and a specialist-subject library; which houses an extensive collection of books and journals, open access computer suites and multimedia rooms.

Outside of lectures, the on-site cafe and coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind, whilst the Riverside Student Space provides the ideal setting for group work and socialising. And, with Chester’s riverside promenade and the lively city centre on its doorstep, this impressive location places you right at the heart of the Chester experience. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

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