Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Childhood Studies

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Course summary

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A degree from our Early Childhood Studies programme is ideal if you want to gain a graduate-level qualification that will enable you to work with children aged from birth to 8 years old. 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. You'll gain placement opportunities across the birth to 8 years old age range and you'll establish lifelong networks that you can use throughout your career. In addition to our ‘core’ Early Childhood Studies degree we offer another pathway in Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND), which provides a more detailed focus into that area. On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Special Education Needs and Disability Work placements Our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs. Students on our Early Childhood Studies degrees have worked with:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Early years settings
  • SEND settings
  • NGOs
  • Private training organisations
  • Local Councils
  • Armed Forces
  • Prison Service
  • Local Authorities
All students will attend work placements in early years settings throughout the programme, they will be expected to undertake work based activities in preparation for their teaching and learning sessions. These may include information exercises such as locating relevant policies and resource audits for review and discussion. Observations of children or work processes in the placement/work setting may be used to inform discussion, such as analysing children's needs, involvement in the planning process or the preparation of work focused learning materials. Placement records will provide support for learners on placement and all students will be supported by a work-based supervisor within the setting.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 compulsory modules: • Personal, Professional and Academic Development • Introduction to Young Children’s Development • Working with babies 0-3 • History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Year 2 compulsory modules: Collaborative Working Safeguarding and Child Protection Professional Development: Reflecting on Practice Play Therapy Children with Complex Needs (SEND Route Only) Year 3 compulsory modules: Research Methods (SEND pathway must have SEND focus) Numeracy and Literacy Acquisition in the Early Years Independent Research Project (SEND Pathway must have SEND focus) Global Perspectives on Childhood


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L590
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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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
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Early Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University - UCAS