Gain a thorough understanding of the learning, development and life experiences of children in their early years. This degree will provide a firm foundation for a career making a difference to the lives of young children. As a successful graduate of this course you will meet the Graduate Practitioner Competencies specified by the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network. We have designed this course to equip you with the Graduate Practitioner Competencies you need for employment within the early years sector. The theoretical and practical modules you study will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet these competencies. You will benefit from studying alongside students on related courses. Together you will learn about: How children and young people develop Child protection and safeguarding requirements How specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusion Mental health in children and young people The impact of issues such as disability, socio-economic status, trauma and abuse on development and education. The specialist knowledge you will gain by choosing this course includes: Identifying and reflecting on the knowledge, skills and values needed to work in the early years sector Historical and global approaches to early years education and care, evaluating their influence on today’s professional practices Challenges in leadership and management in the early years sector, considering different styles and approaches to leading and managing. Professional practice is central to this course. You will carry out at least 25 days of assessed placement work in every year of study. This qualifies you as having received “full and relevant” training that meets the standards of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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