Early Years Practice at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

By linking current research and child development theory to professional practice, the course offers a professional development opportunity to those working in early years and childcare. There are established relationships with local and regional employers. The combination of study with workplace learning offers an opportunity to link theory and practice, develop understanding of how children learn, and develop and explore aspects of social policy that affects children and their families. Graduates may pursue careers across a wide range of roles in the children and young people's sector, including: Early years manager Nursery manager Youth worker Teaching assistant Safeguarding Special needs and disability (SEN/SEND). As a full time student, you will attend one day per week, spend two days in an appropriate setting, and use the remaining time for independent study. Upon successful completion, students may apply to the BA (Hons) Level 6 Tup up Childhood Studies, studied at the University Centre- Stockport College. Opportunities for career progression include management positions, PGCE Primary qualification routes, and Early Years teacher Status (EYTS). For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.


On this programme you will study the following modules: Year One The Enabling Practitioner in the 21st Century The Reflective Student Learning and Development Working Together Pioneers and Pedagogies Effective Teamwork Year Two The Critically Reflective Student Safeguarding in Practice Leadership and Management Research Theory and Practice Positive Relationships Practitioners as Play Partners

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations, academic posters and portfolios. Typically each module has one form of assessment attached to it. The assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

• Evidence from employer or voluntary organisation of a recent enhanced DBS check (i.e. completed within 12 months prior to the start of the course)


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

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students need a current enhanced DBS certificate, issued within 12 months of the start of the course. This may be applied and paid for at enrolment. DBS currently costs £48.50.
Early Years Practice at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS