Early Years Education (two-year accelerated degree)

London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Why study this course? Our Early Years Education BA (Hons) degree is a fast-track route to a career in teaching. The degree can be completed in just two years rather than the traditional three and qualifies you for graduate entry into a PGCE or an alternative qualified teacher status (QTS) programme. We have a long history of providing early childhood training and teacher education, as one of the first universities to offer a degree in early childhood studies. You'll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to pursue a PGCE or QTS course at London Met after you've graduated from this course. An accelerated degree course only takes two years to complete by having three semesters instead of two. The three semesters are October to January, February to early May and May to late July. More about this course This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time. You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You'll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing. The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field, who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you. You'll learn how to make transformational changes to the lives of children, families and communities. Our graduates pursue careers in:

  • Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]
  • Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]
  • Early years settings
  • Charities and Local Community projects
  • Further and Higher Education lecturing
  • Government, private and voluntary sectors
The formal title of the course is Early Years Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Course details


Year 1 modules include: Criticality in reading, writing and argument Children's rights and advocacy Early years curriculum, learning and development Global perspectives on inclusive practice; Professional practice experience Year 2 modules include: Children from birth to three Early years policy, contemporary issues and themes The social worlds of children Action research and placement enquiry Students are expected to attend university two full days per week. Attendance at a placement/related work experience is also required.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed by a range of methods based on coursework. These include presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX323
Institution code L68
Campus nameHolloway
Campus codeO

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points You should hold a GCSE grade C (equivalent qualifications can be accepted as long as they also meet the threshold requirement for entry to QTS) or above in English and either mathematics or a science. The course is designed to equip its graduates to progress to a post-graduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that applicants will possess the necessary qualifications before commencing their degree. Students who do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and a science will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
A level BBC

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100 Year 1
England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
Channel Islands £11100 Year 1
International £15770 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2020 Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Sponsorship information

You may be able to benefit from fee waivers specific to accelerated degree students at London Met: for applicants starting with us in the 2018-19 academic year we plan to offer students on the Early Years Education BA (Hons) and Primary Education BA (Hons) a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years: the full, pre-discount fee will be £12,000 per year.

Early Years Education (two-year accelerated degree) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS