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Course summary

Keen to shape young children’s futures? Our Early Childhood Studies degree course in Chelmsford has a placement option available for extra experience. You’ll explore the world through a child’s eyes and unlock your potential. Forge a rewarding career with children and families in a variety of early years settings. Working with young children is hugely rewarding and enormous fun. It can also be very challenging, and it’s a fast-paced sector. We’ll help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to deliver a high standard of professional practice in the workplace. Our course has been designed to develop your understanding of professional and inclusive practice, supporting both the child and the family. Using theory and practical experiences you’ll explore current research around key topics including contemporary theories and pedagogical approaches, while building your leadership skills and considering possible careers across the early childhood sector. You’ll have the opportunity to achieve your Early Childhood Practitioner Competencies, ensuring you are graduating with a full and relevant early years qualification to meet the requirements of the graduate workforce. If you have already completed a foundation degree (or equivalent), you can gain a full honours degree in just one or two years with our Top-Up options. On this course you’ll learn through practice, in our Early Childhood Resource and Research Room and through our optional placement and theoretical modules. Placements are optional and individually tailored to enable you to gain experience in a variety of different types of settings. Whether you decide to go on placement or not, you’ll have access to additional volunteering and work experience as well as the choice to take part in further professional development training opportunities, enrichment trips, research groups and various early childhood and education events. Throughout your studies you’ll be taught by experts in the field of early childhood, using a variety of teaching methods and interactive technology to promote learning, including group activities, class debates and discussion, lectures and seminar sessions, as well as independent learning and study expectations. You’ll receive regular feedback and personal tutorial support throughout the course to develop both your academic and professional skills. You’ll also benefit from the research our lecturers are involved in through our Early Childhood Research Group.

Modules

Year 1 • Learning and Development • Play, Health and Well-being • Researching Childhood • Early Years Practice and Pedagogy • Early Childhood Graduate Competencies Year 2 • Embracing Diversity • Safeguarding Children • Supporting Children's Learning: Comparing Curricula • Early Years Practice, Policy and Professionalism • Early Childhood Graduate Competencies • Ruskin Module Year 3 • Early Childhood Leadership and Management • Interdisciplinary Perspectives • Leading Change in Early Childhood Contexts • Undergraduate Major Project • Early Childhood Graduate Competencies "

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a range of ways which are designed to support the professional skills you need within the workforce. These include observations, patchwork texts, presentations, case studies, portfolios, posters, investigations, reports and essays.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X3C0
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Chelmsford Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements

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

https://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/early-childhood-studies

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

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94%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Early Childhood Studies at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS