Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Being involved in the educational and personal growth of children can offer a highly fulfilling profession. This course specifically concentrates on children aged 0-8, with the goal of equipping you to make a valuable contribution to early childhood development. You’ll be introduced to the key concepts and principles of childhood development and learning with the expectation of gaining an understanding of factors that impact upon learning and development, from both individual needs to environmental influences, for children between the ages of 0 to 8 years. Critical appraisal of childhood perception is explored as is the analysis of the role of statutory guidance for early years practice and legislation. This Higher National Diploma (HND) follows the curriculum for Years 1 and 2 of the Early Childhood Development and Learning BA (Hons) degree course. For the most up-to-date information about course content, part-time study or our additional academic support, please visit our website.


Year 1: 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 1 ECDL Placement Year 2: Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Theoretical Perspectives on Child Development Sustainability in the Early Years Undertaking Research in the Early Years Year 2 ECDL Placement

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

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

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950* Year 1
Scotland £7950* Year 1
Wales £7950* Year 1
Channel Islands £7950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS