Selby College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Early Childhood Studies

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Course summary

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The programme leads to a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, validated by the University of Hull. This programme is intended for students wishing to work professionally with children aged 0-8 years, or for those who are already working with children in this age group, seeking to study for a higher level qualification. It aims to equip you with the concepts, knowledge and skills required for a professional role in the Early Years sector. You will develop an understanding of the subject and field which will enable you to participate in planning, evaluating and implementing the education and care of young children aged 0-8 years. You will be able to use this knowledge and understanding to support your practical work with children in the workplace. It is fundamental to the approach of the course that theory and practical work are inter-related. This programme is currently open to applicants from the UK and EU applicants only.

Course details


Students complete the Certificate Stage in Year 1 and the Diploma Stage in Year 2. Certificate stage modules currently include*: • Study and Research Skills • Human Growth and Development • Personal and Practice Development (1) • Promoting Child Health and Wellbeing • Early Years Observation and Assessment • Early Years Learning Approaches and Play Diploma Stage modules currently include*: • Research in the Early Years Sector • Reflective Practitioner • Partnerships with Parents and Families • Personal and Practice Development (2) • Safeguarding Babies and Young Children in the Early Years • Leadership and Empowerment. *May be subject to change from year to year, due to curriculum updating/sector changes. Assessments for the course may take a variety of forms, from practical tasks, group work and presentations to formal, written assignments and reports.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

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Applications from mature students with relevant professional/life experience are welcome. You might be required to provide further evidence to decide on your suitability for the course and an admissions test may be used in certain circumstances.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7320 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7320 Year 1
Scotland £7320 Year 1
Wales £7320 Year 1

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Early Childhood Studies at Selby College - UCAS