Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the qualification required by those who wish to teach in state schools in England and Wales, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is an additional academic qualification which includes QTS.
The PGCE is one of the most popular routes into teaching, and is ideal for both graduates and for those considering a career change. The one-year course blends academic and practical learning through a combination of school placements and University-based sessions.
To gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), you undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Practice with EYTS. EYTS is awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years).