The BA (Hons) Education (Early Years) course has been designed and developed as a final ‘top-up’ year progression route for work-based students who have completed a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, or any other education-based foundation degree or its equivalent. This one year top-up course therefore enables a student with 240 Level 4 and 5 CAT points to complete an honours degree before progressing on to teaching training, if that is what they wish to do, or to other professional employment. The course has been designed to meet the needs of anyone currently working with young children in any professional context that involves learning. This includes anyone considering working in educational settings such as: nurseries, schools, colleges, academies, museums and art galleries, youth services and education departments. If you are an Early Years practitioner or member of support staff such as a teaching assistant or a volunteer in an educational setting and are engaged in work with children , then this course could be for you. The aim of the course is to deepen your professional understanding and knowledge through academic study as a reflective practitioner. Attendance is four hours per week over the course of 3 semesters . On successful completion of study, you will be will awarded: BA (Hons) Education (Early Years). You'll have a holistic approach to understanding early childhood, relating appropriate educational theory to practice. You'll look critically at the role of play, considering differing curriculum models and examining the impact of early childhood researchers and theorists on current government perspectives and practices. This degree will prepare you for many types of employment and is supported by employers within the industry. Graduates from our Early Childhood Studies degree have progressed into primary Teacher Training, early years teaching, social work, further education, charity work and management. Attendance is four hours per week from September to July.
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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
Applicants for the programme must be in employment (paid or voluntary) within an early years setting for at least two days per week. As the programme involves "substantial access to children" it will be a condition of acceptance to obtain satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. If necessary, this check can be processed through the university, with students required to pay the appropriate fee. This course is designed to enable students with a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or Early Years (or a similar, relevant qualification, such as foundation degree or HND in an early years or educational setting) to top up to a full honours degree in Early Childhood Studies
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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