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Are you ready to expand upon your Foundation Degree or diploma relating to Early Childhood? Do you want to progress your qualification into a full honours degree? Do you want to do it all without leaving work? Our BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Early Childhood) progression route is designed to be studied for alongside your career working with young children. This flexible qualification means you’ll remain in employment whilst undertaking the course, having already completed a suitable Foundation Degree or Higher Education Diploma in Early Childhood. This flexible qualification means you’ll remain in employment or volunteering whilst undertaking the course, having already completed a suitable Foundation Degree or Higher Education Diploma in Early Childhood. The programme is the natural progression for those who have previously studied our Foundation Degree in Professional Studies (Early Childhood). The course provides you with a unique learning opportunity, studying alongside others working or volunteering in a variety of services such as education, and health and social care for children aged between 0 and 8 years. The course aims to provide you with an insight into effective management and leadership within the children’s workforce. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the complex factors that prevent children from reaching their potential and work on your application of problem-solving skills in addressing these. This course allows you to study and continue to work. It is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services such as education, health and social care are provided for 0 – 8-year-olds. Students undertaking the course remain in employment, or as volunteers, over the academic year in the same manner as the Foundation Degree. The progression route offers opportunities to critically evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. This course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice and contemporary issues such as current political and social trends. In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development as a leading practitioner within the children’s workforce. There is a variety of assessment methods which are spread out throughout the academic year. These include a peer-led seminar, essay, a group discussion, portfolio and research report. All assessments allow you to reflect on your practice and theory as you evidence your learning. Graduate opportunities have enabled our students to attain managerial positions within their sector, to lead practice with their setting. Many go on to further study to become teachers through our PGCE routes, or gain a professional status. Others take on professional roles in areas such as special educational needs, mentoring, subject support, school, family and welfare liaison roles in the wider educational community and with local authorities working with the full range of age groups and sectors. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/profstudec/
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
You will normally have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study such as Education. However, if you have alternative qualifications please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email [email protected] Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a school or college for at least 12 hours a week and have three years of experience in a voluntary or paid role working with children or young people.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Entry Test 2. Written Test at interview
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|