**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:
- Explore the varied approaches to early childhood education, including issues related to child development, inclusion, the health and culture of children under eight years, and safeguarding.
- Consider the significance and impact of children's friendships, forest schools, participation, gender and identity, inclusive practice, working with families, and young children's wellbeing.
- Look at the importance of play in children's lives and development.
- Study a course with exceptional graduate recruitment rates — 94% of our previous students are now in employment or further study (Graduate outcomes survey 2017/18).
- self-managed learning
- group work learning
- work based learning tasks and reflections
- nurseries and pre-schools
- primary schools
- special schools
- further education colleges
- community centres
- community organisations
- third sector and private employers
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules: Child Public Health Childhood Stories Early Experiences And The Developing Brain Facilitating Learning And Development Principles Of Practice With Young Children Researching Childhood Year 2 - Compulsory modules Pedagogy Of Play Personal And Professional Identity In The Workplace Safeguarding And Promoting Wellbeing Undertaking Research Elective modules Children And Young People With Medical Needs Forest Schools School And The Curriculum Young Children’S Mental Health Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Inclusion, Equality And Diversity Partnership With Parents And Caregivers Research Project Elective modules Childhood In Global Contexts Digital Play And Learning In The Early Years Promoting Young Children’S Health Therapeutic Approaches With Children And Young People
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Grade B from CACHE Diploma Level 3, for example in Childcare and Education or Health and Social Care. We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice. Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
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Additional entry requirements
Suitability Declaration You must fully declare the following information on the application form during the admissions process: unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website. involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) as part of the DBS application process if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check. where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Academic Administration Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum of 6.0 in the writing module and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skill areas.|
If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.
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