Whether you are already working in a setting or have no experience with children, this course allows you to gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills through class-based learning and placement/work links. As the course is mapped against the QAA benchmarks for Early Childhood degrees and includes assessment in practice, students graduate with a BA (Hons) degree at Level 6 which is counted as full and relevant at Level 3 by the DfE. This means graduates are qualified to work as a practitioner in any Ofsted-registered setting. In addition to this, students are offered the opportunity to be assessed against the new Graduate Practitioner Competencies. Successful completion of this optional module provides you with an additional certificate. The modules studied may include: • The Child in Society • Child Health and Wellbeing • Introduction to Leadership and Management • The Reflective Practitioner • Dissertation: Primary Research or Secondary Research. You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale primary research project within an early years setting. The development of such a project further develops your organisational, interpersonal, critical and evaluative skills context. Progression Opportunities You could secure employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings – children’s centre worker, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. The Honours Degree could also lead to management and leadership roles within early years settings, children’s centres and schools. Postgraduate qualifications such as PGCE and Masters degrees are frequent destinations for students.
The modules studied may include: • The Child in Society • Child Health and Wellbeing • Introduction to Leadership and Management • The Reflective Practitioner • Dissertation: Primary Research or Secondary Research. You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale primary research project within an early years setting. The development of such a project further develops your organisational, interpersonal, critical and evaluative skills context.
There are no exams on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments which may include reflective essays, the development of learning resources and presentations. Assessments are linked to practice on several occasions and placement/work weeks are integral to learning opportunities. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers. Personal tutor and academic support is provided and facilitates individual and whole group progression.
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
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
International applicants must apply through UCAS; for further information please contact the HE Admissions Team
students are required to also have four GCSEs Grade 4 - 9 in English and Maths or a recognised equivalent Level 2 qualification
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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