Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route

Middlesex University
Em London (Reino Unido)

£2.250 - (R$8.650)

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  • Postgraduate
  • London (Reino Unido)
  • Duração:
    3 Months
  • Quando:

The Assessment Only (AO) route is a self funded route to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) that does not require a period of training. It is suitable for very experienced graduate practitioners from the UK or overseas who have taught in at least two early years settings in the UK but do not have EYTS. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are able to meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) without further training.

The Assessment Only is a route to EYTS only. Candidates who have withdrawn from, failed or been turned down for other EYTS routes will not normally be considered for the AO route.

How long should the Assessment Only process take?

Once accepted candidates are expected to qualify in 12 weeks.

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Quais são os objetivos da formação?

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions You must pass the professional skills tests before approval for the formative assessment stage. There are two tests, in literacy and numeracy. You can practise the tests by studying the examples given on the website. Please note that only the first attempt at the tests is free. A fee is charged for the second and third attempts at the tests. Candidates must pass both Skills Tests before commencing the formative assessment stage. Candidates who fail either test three times must wait two years before making a further attempt.


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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Early Years
Initial Teacher
IT Development
independent sectors


This is not a training programme. Instead, it is a selection and assessment process.

Following receipt of a complete and suitable application the process is as follows:

Stage 1: Selection

Part 1: Confirmation of qualifications, experience and employment status via interview at Middlesex University with an Early Years Teacher Training tutor. Entry requirements will be checked and candidates will be advised about preparing for Part 2 of the selection process. Before progressing to Part 2 candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the Professional skills tests. Candidates who fail the tests on three occasions will not be able to complete Stage 2 and will not be eligible for EYTS assessment.

Part 2: Formative assessment, suitability check and development planning. This is carried out by a University tutor in consultation with a senior member of staff in the early years setting who will confirm your evidence claim, understanding and experience and establish your suitability for this route. It will include observation of your practice and your skills in communicating in Standard English. Where sufficient evidence is identified, the tutor will approve the candidate for assessment and support the candidate in preparing a development plan. This will identify any weaknesses and gaps in evidence and set targets for the candidate, which may include elements of training/professional development and time frame in which to qualify.

Stage 2: Assessment

Part 1: Initial assessment.

This will include a summative interview and observation, carried out by the teacher training tutor, shortly before final assessment and moderation, in order to confirm that targets have been met and the scope of evidence collected is sufficient. The tutor will provide written feedback on performance and make an assessment judgement about EYTS. Initial assessments can be arranged after 6 weeks of the assessed period and before final assessment/moderation in week 12. This allows candidates to present supplementary evidence at the final assessment stage if required.
Part 2: Final assessment/moderation

This will include interviews, observation(s) of practice and scrutiny of the portfolio of evidence. It will be carried out by a different assessor who will seek to confirm and moderate assessment judgments.

How are candidates supported during the process?

Candidates are approved for assessment by an experienced Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) tutor who aims to ensure that candidates are fully conversant with the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) and requirements for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

The employing early years setting will provide a mentor who is able to undergo EYITT mentor training. The mentor will meet regularly with the candidate, provide guidance and support, and provide feedback which addresses the Teachers' Standards (Early Years).

What happens when the candidate is judged to pass and meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years)?

We notify the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) and EYTS will be awarded. A certificate will be sent to the candidate.

Where can I get further information?

Further information about the Assessment Only route to EYTS is available at the Department of Education website.

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International students are not eligible to apply for this course.