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Course summary

This degree is suitable for students with a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject who would like to gain a full honours degree. Work based experience is an essential feature of this course, which requires one day per week to be spent in an Early Years setting. Suitable part time employment within a 0–8 years setting, on days of the week that a student is not required to be in college, may be accepted.


  • The Reflective Practitioner - The importance of students developing knowledge and understanding of themselves through the use of reflective practice.Issues relating to personal and professional development will also be covered.
  • Developing the Learning Experience – Historical, theoretical and international perspectives and influences on Early Years Pedagogy. It also examines creative expression, discovery in learning and children’s powers of innovation, thinking and problem solving through creative processes and teaching approaches.
  • Early Intervention and Support – The impact of relationships on the child’s physical, social and emotional development and key government priorities and strategies concerning child health.
  • Professional Issues – Examining issues relating to quality assurance, management, multi agency working and the professional development of the Early Years workforce.
* Dissertation – This will involve the completion of a research project of student’s choice.

Assessment method

The assessment methods used in this programme have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes: • Assessed coursework /assignments • Case studies • Poster presentation • Formal examinations • Project report • Dissertation

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or equivalent, HE Level 5 in a relevant subject. Pass 50% average where classified. Relevant evidence of work experience and CPD and successful interview.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1
EU £8000 Year 1
International £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS