Why study this course? This is a top-up version of our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London. Convert your Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full bachelors degree in one year with this top-up degree programme. The focus of the course is the study of the play, development and learning of children from birth to six years old. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge. More about this course As well as offering flexible study options, our Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) degree includes assessed practice, which means tutors visit and appraise you in professional settings. This appraisal combined with our entry requirements are important steps towards gaining a license to practice. The course draws focus on the study of children's play, development and learning from birth to six years old in a sociocultural context, as well as the implications this has for practice in early childhood settings. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice, and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge. This degree will equip you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing. The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families and communities. We do this by valuing your individual experience and existing knowledge, embracing different opinions, ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work, engaging in continuous critical reflection and working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm.
Example Year 1 modules include: Perspectives on Children's Development Safeguarding Young Children's Health and Well-being Understanding Play Academic Skills and Professional Placement Adults and Children as Learners: An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum in the Early Years Challenging Inequalities Children's Rights in Today's World Communicating in Multi-lingual Contexts Enquiry-based Learning Personal, Social and Emotional Development Matters Promoting Early Learning Through the EYFS and Key Stage 1 Creative Thinking and Representation from Birth to Six Professional Studies and Practitioner Placement: Part 2 Debating Children and Childhood Early Childhood Studies Project Leading Practice with Children, Families and Professionals Reading Research and Research Methods in Early Childhood The Project (Early Childhood Studies)
Assessment is based on coursework with no formal examinations.
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
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
English language requirements
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
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