New College Durham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Early Childhood Studies

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Course summary

This programme builds on and consolidates existing knowledge, understanding and skills of working with children, strengthening the links between theory and practice. The aim is to facilitate professional development and career choices encouraging intellectual capabilities, reflection and analytical skills specifically related to the pedagogy of childhood. What's next? You could progress to study School-centred initial teacher training EY (SCITT) or Early years initial teacher training (EYITT), or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary or Post-Compulsory Education at New College Durham. Alternatively, you could pursue a career as a Senior Early Years Practitioner, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Family Support Worker.

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

Non-standard entry criteria: Evidence of recent and extensive early years experience. All applicants with non-standard criteria must be interviewed. Level 2 or equivalent in English Language (or a minimum IELTS score of 7 with no element below 6.5 in all components; speaking, listening, reading and writing required for international applicants, additionally a formative written piece of work may be requested during the application process). Level 2 or equivalent in Maths. Clear Enhanced DBS. Evidence of appropriate current early years/education employment and/or volunteering experience within the sector.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 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 at New College Durham - UCAS