Early Childhood Development & Learning with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Childhood Development & Learning with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Being involved in the educational and personal growth of children can offer a highly fulfilling profession. This course specifically concentrates on children aged 0-8, with the goal of equipping you to make a valuable contribution to early childhood development. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in childhood development if you are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course. It will also support you to gain the academic skills required for degree-level study. The foundation year aims to provide the skills and knowledge relevant for progression onto a degree in health, social work or social care in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors. The Early Childhood Development and Learning BA (Hons) degree course emphasises the exploration of policies, procedures, exemplary approaches and hands-on learning to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental aspects of child development. Success in this field demands a combination of creativity, empathy, logical thinking and extensive knowledge, coupled with the capacity to draw upon personal life experiences. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 1, you will be eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Early Childhood Development and Learning. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 2, you will be eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Early Childhood Development and Learning. For the most up-to-date information about course modules, sandwich years or part-time learning, please visit our website.


In the foundation year, the modules are: Academic Skills for Health and Social Care Working in the Health and Social Care Sector Life Processes for Healthcare Social Care Perspectives During the degree part of the course, the modules are: Year 1: Collaborative and Inclusive Relationships in Early Years Setting Promoting Children’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety The Child, the Family and the Community Learning and Development Through Play Year 1 ECDL Placement Year 2: Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Theoretical Perspectives on Child Development Sustainability in the Early Years Undertaking Research in the Early Years Year 2 ECDL Placement

Assessment method

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at during or at the end of each six-week block. Course Breakdown: Coursework Practical Assessment The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not have Level 3 (A-level or equivalent) qualifications. We can considered on an individual basis provided that you have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Mathematics plus two years relevant work experience. Your application will be considered on an individual basis and the application is reviewed as a whole, which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and Personal statement that outlines your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1
Channel Islands £8500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Early Childhood Development & Learning with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS