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Course summary

A practical early years course with a work placement twice a week, as well as visits to forest schools/outdoor learning centres and the opportunity to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status. This early years degree will give you an understanding of the core values of the early years workforce. You will study cognition, health and wellbeing, review practice and policy, and learn the importance of encouraging a child's development in partnership with their family. Our specialist facilities include a simulated early years nursery, so academic lessons are practical and realistic. You will be on placement twice a week in an early years setting and have the option to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and Graduate practitioner Award (0-8 years practice qualification at level 6. What you should know about this course:

  • If you are looking for a practical degree, our early years degree includes twice-weekly work placements working directly with children.
  • Our specialist facilities simulate an early years nursery for practical academic lessons that will prepare you for employment.
  • The course provides the opportunity to graduate with a BA and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
  • It is taught at the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also hold a foundation degree in Early Years with a grade point average of at least 55%, or a relevant HND at Merit level, or an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.gre.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/eduhea/early-years-ba-hons-top-up/2023#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced DBS check required

Health checks

Interview

Other

Additional entry requirements: • Complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check. Additional entry requirements: • Professional / Academic Reference Required • Experience of caring or supporting children or adults at risk. This may be in relation to paid or voluntary work and might be combined with caring in a personal capacity. The skills and understanding of social work gained from the experience should be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement. • Complete an online test. • Attend an interview at a Selection Day [hyperlink] • Complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check. Find out more about these requirements, including how and when you will need to complete them, on our suitability to practice pages https://www.gre.ac.uk/welcome/registration/health-clearance


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Early Years (Top Up) at University of Greenwich - UCAS