Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Being involved in the educational and personal growth of children can offer a highly fulfilling profession. This course specifically concentrates on children aged 0-8, with the goal of equipping you to make a valuable contribution to early childhood development. The Early Childhood Development and Learning BA (Hons) degree course emphasises the exploration of policies, procedures, exemplary approaches and hands-on learning to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental aspects of child development. You’ll be delving into the international perspectives of children, evaluating diversity in development methods, analysing and understanding diverse ethnic backgrounds and educational differences, researching the comparison between different countries’ early years policies with the UK educational system and much more. Success in this field demands a combination of creativity, empathy, logical thinking and extensive knowledge, coupled with the capacity to draw upon personal life experiences. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 1, you will be eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Early Childhood Development and Learning. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 2, you will be eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Early Childhood Development and Learning. For the most up-to-date information about course modules, sandwich years or part-time learning, please visit our website.


Year 1: Collaborative and Inclusive Relationships in Early Years Setting Promoting Children’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety The Child, the Family and the Community Learning and Development Through Play Year 1 ECDL Placement Year 2: Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Theoretical Perspectives on Child Development Sustainability in the Early Years Undertaking Research in the Early Years Year 2 ECDL Placement Final year: International Perspective of Childhood Effective Leadership and Management of an Early Years Environment Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Research Project Year 3 ECDL Placement

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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

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Early Childhood Development and Learning at Coventry University - UCAS