Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Childhood Studies

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Course summary

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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 safeguarding and wellbeing 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. In your first year you will learn how to support the wellbeing, learning and development of children through an introduction to play and its relationship to learning; safeguarding and child protection; child development; and health safety and care routines. Your second year will build on this learning to extend your knowledge, skills and abilities and to explore your own ideas and thoughts on the topics studied. The focus of your final year of study is pulling together all of your knowledge and skills about society, diversity, children, families and education. Professional placements Professional work placements form an integral part of your degree. Students have undertaken placements in schools, children’s centres, family welfare support groups, health clinics, the police, pupil referral units and hospitals. They have shadowed health visitors, social workers and police youth offending teams. Some students have completed placements in the USA, Australia, China and Europe. Career opportunities You’ll be prepared for a wide range of national and international opportunities within the children’s workforce, including children’s centres, schools, hospitals, family support services, medical centres, museums and leisure facilities. You can progress to postgraduate study at Leeds Trinity by studying MA Mental Health in Children and Young People, MA Education, MSc Psychology (Conversion) or a PGCE.

Course details

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Safeguarding and Child Protection; Physical and Cognitive Development; Play and Learning in the Early Years Environment; Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks; Diversity and Inclusion: Education for All Creativity: SEN & Disability; Sociological Perspectives of Childhood.


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

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Course codeX321
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

Tuition fees

EU £12000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Early Childhood Studies at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS