Early Childhood Education and Care at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Giving you a grounding in child development and early education, our Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) can prepare you for working with children and their families. After all, events and the environment which make up a child’s early years can have a lasting impact on their development; it’s important, therefore, that children have the best possible foundation. You’ll explore key issues that impact children’s lives, from birth to seven years old, looking at child development, care and education, health and wellbeing, safeguarding, and more. Why Study Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Work placements give you the chance to gain real, practical experience working in a professional environment; you’ll undertake, 240 hours in Year 1 and 216 hours in Year 2. These practical experiences, combined with your academic studies, will help you develop the skills that employers are looking for. During this early childhood course, you’ll have the option to be assessed against the Graduate Practitioner Competencies (GPC) of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN). Successful demonstration of these competencies will mean you’ll be awarded Graduate Practitioner Status (GPS) alongside your degree. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Modules on the first year of this course include: • Theories and Strategies for Learning • Perspectives in Learning and Development • Professional Practice 1 • Self, Society and Welfare. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be supported to achieve the Graduate Practitioner Status (GPS) competencies through your assessed work. We’ll help you to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and to improve your academic ability. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own interests by choosing some option modules in Year 3. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. On average, 15.8 per cent† of the study time on the course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. A personal will also be assigned to you to support your ongoing wellbeing. †based on 2020/2021 timetables Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

In addition you must also: * Have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above and GCSE Maths (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above, (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme). * Provide a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Early Childhood Education and Care at University of Huddersfield - UCAS