City of Sunderland College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course summary

TEF Silver

City of Sunderland College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course will equip you with the early education and care practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary for the early education and care environment. It will provide you with the education and training for entry to, or progression in, a range of careers in early education and care including senior early years practitioner, supervision and management roles in children's nursery and other childcare settings; teaching assistant roles in early education or pre school settings; care and education support for children with special educational and development needs.

Course details


Unit 1 - Personal and Professional Development through Refelctive Practice Unit 2 - Protecting Children in Early Education and Care Environments Unit 3 - Play and Learning in Early Childhood Unit 4 - Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Babies and Toddlers) Unit 5 - Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Young Children) Unit 6 - Promoting Healthy Living Unit 7 - Preparing for Research Unit 8 - Promoting Inclusive Early Education and Care Environments Unit 9 - Investigating Childhood: Action Research for Early Childhood Practitioners Unit 10 - Improving Quality in Children's Early Education and Care Environments At Level 5 there are three pathways and Leadership and Management Pathway

Assessment method

Assessment methods will include essays, reports, presentations, reflections and an action research project. You will also complete a Practical Reflective Evidence Portfolio (PREP) over the duration of the programme.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Relevant Level 3 qualification along with Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths

Applicants should have a relevant Level 3 qualification along with Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5999 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5999 Year 1
Scotland £5999 Year 1
Wales £5999 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see provider website for additional costs/fee information.
Early Childhood Education and Care at City of Sunderland College - UCAS