Early Childhood Studies at East Riding College - UCAS

East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Early Childhood Studies

Course summary

Change young children’s lives for better. Learn about young children and maximise their potential. Department for Education recognised as a full and relevant qualification for early years practice. The Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree has been designed for those who are currently working or want to work with young children under the age of eight years. The programme gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to work in a variety of different fields. The programme is recognised by the Department for Education recognised as a full and relevant qualification for early years practice. As a student on this programme, you will learn to recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child by exploring the key factors that affect them and their families. Students will look at and explore their understanding of children’s development, the importance of play, welfare, education and children’s rights and current government legislation and policy. The course ensures that students are fully equipped and have the necessary foundations, such as the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies which embedded are throughout level 4 and 5 study, preparing students for progression to level 6 and employment within the sector. The role and importance of research within early education is paramount, and students will be able to investigate how published research influences policymakers and their practices. Students are taught by a team that comes from a wide range of professional backgrounds and who are experts in their field. They have strong partnerships with local providers, and many of them have worked in an early year setting internationally, adding value and depth to the course. An integral part of the programme is the 440 hours of placement undertaken by each student. Whilst on placement, students will experience professional work through a variety of educational organisations, community settings and children’s charities. Students will record, reflect and monitor their growth and individual professional expertise to tailor their own career and academic progression. Learning on this programme is holistic, and students will be encouraged to collaborate with their peers and colleagues. Taught seminars and lectures focus on interactive discussion and debate focused on the development of professional dialogue.

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Level 4 Study Skills Safeguarding Children Personal and Professional Development 1 Personal and Professional Development 2 Personal and Professional Development 3 Young Children’s Learning and Development Planning for Effective Learning Enabling Environment Level 5 Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 1 Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 2 Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 3 International Perspectives Collaborative Working Inclusive Practice Practical Approach to Research Mental Health and Well Being

Assessment method

Essay Report Individual Presentation Reflection Competency File Secondary Research Primary Research Campaign Vignette

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Applicants will require 80 UCAS points gained from an Early Years Educator qualification or equivalent level 3 or 60 Access-to-HE Credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4. Non-standard offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). An applicant must hold a level 2 qualification in Early Years and be able to evidence, with a supporting reference, two years’ work/experience in the field of early education which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. An applicant must hold a level 2 Maths and English qualification. All such non-standard applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (1500-word essay) and a judgement made considering their academic potential and relevant work/experience.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1
Channel Islands £6995 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6995 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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East Riding College
Flemingate Centre
Armstrong Way
HU17 0GH

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Early Childhood Studies at East Riding College - UCAS