University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Childhood in Society

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Course summary

Overview This course is designed for those who would like to work in the wider early childhood workforce and is underpinned by the philosophy of social pedagogy. You will learn about relationship-based practice, supporting you to work with children and their families in a respectful way. It is endorsed by the Social Pedagogy Professional Association and is particularly suitable for those who want to work with children accessing support services, for example, parenting and family support, excluded children, residential care, charity work overseas and in the UK, and therapeutic playwork to name a few This course is taught alongside the BA (Hons) Early Childhood in Society (Graduate Practitioner). Key features

  • Prepares you for working with children in more diverse contexts to tackle disadvantage / inequality and affect positive change.
  • A strong emphasis on assessed work placements (210 hours a year)
  • Opportunity for an extended placement abroad or in the UK
  • Research informed teaching that is delivered by a multi-professional team from the Department of Children and Families in the School of Education
  • Teaching and learning that takes a strengths-based approach; although the degree is rightly challenging, you are supported to be successful and gain meaningful employment
  • There are no exams. Assessment is through coursework assignments and professional placement activity
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Early Childhood in Society at University of Worcester - UCAS