This BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies is designed to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and competency with which to work as a senior practitioner in Early Years. This three year full-time degree is designed to provide an excellent career opportunity for those who already work in an Early Years setting but who do not have a recognised practice qualification, and also for those who want to begin working with children aged 0-8years and their families.
The course has a modular structure and modules studied include: Early Learning and Development; Educational Play; Collaborative Working; Leadership and Development; Safeguarding; Language Development; and Inclusivity and Multicultural Awareness.
Progress is based on continuous assessment across six semesters. This process uses a range of approaches including reports, essays, seen exams, group presentations and reflective portfolios as well as observed practice experience.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||A minimum of 80 UCAS points from AS/A2 level (must include at least one A2) or other equivalent advanced level course; or BTEC National Award /Certificate/ Diploma in a related subject; or a pass in a relevant Access to HE qualification; or other UK/overseas Level 3 qualifications. In addition we require a pass in English Language at GCSE at grade C or above, or an equivalent. International students would need to have an IELTS test at band 6.0 or above. Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required tariff points.|
Additional entry requirements
An Interview may be required if you don't meet the course entry requirements.
Basic and Key Skill Builder Assessment (BKSB)
A BKSB assessment will be required for applicants who don't meet the English or maths entry requirement.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|