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Are you fascinated by how children learn and develop? Do you want to understand how adults can make a difference to their development, learning and wellbeing, and support them to have the best start in life? Learning from research-active lecturers with extensive experience in the children's workforce, you'll follow a curriculum that reflects national and international policy, practice and research. You'll develop an excellent understanding of what shapes children's personalities and behaviour, gathering theoretical knowledge of progress through the early years of a child's life and exploring what opportunities should be available for them to have the best possible chances in life to reach their full potential. This degree offers the chance to explore a wide range of issues and theoretical perspectives relating to young children, from health, wellbeing and safeguarding to effective learning and development. You will explore how play is a vital component for young children's holistic development. You'll also examine the difficulties and problems children may face, from child protection issues to disability and specific needs. Our course is UK-focused, yet draws on the international context. You'll also have the opportunity to explore education in other countries with our Study Abroad and placements programme, which will give you a distinctive edge if you want to enter the competitive international careers market. Placement opportunities We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. Our students have completed their placements at schools, nurseries, children's centres, family welfare support groups, health clinics, the police, pupil referral units and hospitals. You could complete your placement in the UK or abroad. Graduate opportunities You'll be prepared for a wide range of national and international roles within the children's workforce, including children's centres, schools, hospitals, family support services, medical centres, museums and leisure facilities. There are also options to progress on to postgraduate study.
Your first year of study incorporates a range of modules which form the link between what you may have studied previously and the second year of the degree. You will learn how to support the wellbeing, learning and development of children by studying modules covering play and its relationship to learning, safeguarding and child protection, child development and health safety and care routines. In years two and three, further modules may include: Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks, SEN and Disability, Sociological Perspectives of Childhood and Research Methods and Evidence-based Practice.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.