Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The Early Childhood Development & Learning course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in early year’s provision. Success in this field demands creativity, empathy, logic and a great deal of knowledge alongside the ability to draw upon life experiences. As no two days are the same in this industry, this course focuses on policies, processes, best practices and practical learning to help you understand the key fundamentals of child development. Benefits include:

  • Conduct critical research with our highly-experienced staff
  • Opportunity to take part in invaluable practical placements (if taking the Graduate Practitioner route)
  • Additional option to work towards obtaining Graduate Practitioner status in early childhood settings
  • Undertake an investigation into a topic relating to early childhood enabling you to make informed recommendations for future policy, research and practice
  • You are encouraged to draw on your own personal experience and make links between your study at university, your personal experience and your professional practice in the field of early childhood
  • You can explore a range of international perspectives on early childhood, which you can apply to your own research area


The main study themes are: Year One • Collaborative and Inclusive Relationships in Early Years Setting • Promoting Children’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety • The Child, the Family and the Community • Learning and Development Through Play Year Two • Early Years Pedagogy and Practice • Theoretical Perspectives on Child Development • Sustainability in the Early Years • Researching and Assessing Children and Families Year Three • International Perspectives of Childhood • Effective Leadership and Management of an Early Years Environment • Inclusion, Equality and Diversity • Research Project Placement year (Optional - Year 3) This course offers an optional professional placement year. Work placements usually occur before your final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. For more information about what you will study and work placements, please visit our website.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS