Change young children’s lives for better. Be a professional Early Years Practitioner and maximise children’s potentials. BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) is designed to provide a comprehensive course that helps students to critically analyse various aspects of children’s life such as sociological factors, legislative changes and educational influences on children’s development, focusing on the age between 0-8 years old. Within this course, students will have opportunities to be able to evaluate their everyday practice and implement changes confidently. To be able to do this, this course incorporates professional practice hours, which is one of the distinctive features of this programme. Within these professional practice hours, students will be given opportunities to apply theories into practice at their professional practice through 150 hours of placement, and expand their theoretical and practice knowledge. Furthermore, this programme enables students to explore their own specialist topic in the field of Early Childhood Studies, and they will be encouraged to explore and research their chosen topic independently within their dissertation module. This exercise will help students to be academically inquisitive, independent and confident in their chosen area. Additionally, there will be opportunities to explore students’ future careers within the field of early years in the ‘Future Development in Early Years’ module, by investigating different possible career pathways with this degree and developing various leadership, management and changing-agent skills to help students achieve their future career goals. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Children’s rights and safeguarding (mandatory pass) (20 Credits) Children’s learning, voice and pedagogy (20 Credits) Children and Families (20 Credits) Empowering future development in Early Years (20 Credits) Dissertation or SEND Action Research (40 credits)
Individual presentation, Video Essay, Essay, Report, Joint observation at the placement, Primary research, Action Research, Portfolio
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
Applicants are required to have 240 Credits at Level 5, with an score average of over 50% at Level 5 to be accepted onto the the Top-up degree. All students must complete a bridging unit.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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University Centre Grimsby
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Nuns Corner Campus
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