Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years

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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Aimed at early years practitioners in supervisory or managerial roles, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge to develop your career as a graduate practitioner. With taught sessions taking place only one day a week, the course allows you to study while you work, with your workplace giving you the opportunity to reflect on practice and collect information to use in portfolios. This course aims to develop reflective practitioners, who will make valuable contributions to the early years sector and to the lives of very young children. You’ll explore the status of children in society and discuss how practitioners can allow the voice of the child to be heard. You’ll also consider essential safeguarding principles and practice. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for early years, and the government’s agenda and strategies as they relate to young children and their families. Through work-based learning, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a research project on an area of your choice, connected to your professional interests. The course offers a progression route to an Honours Degree and to QTS via an appropriate ITT course such as a Primary PGCE, and provides a basis on which to work towards Early Years Teacher Status.

Course details

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with us prior to school placements. Further information will be supplied to students on course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Years at Bath Spa University - UCAS