Early Childhood Studies at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS

Course summary

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years education and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services. The three year degree programme is taught by a highly experienced, professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. It draws on external practitioners and experts in the field to provide specialist input. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work-based projects, electronic discussions and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With a full BA Hons degree and appropriate entry requirements, you could progress into primary teacher training or Early Years teacher training both of which would require a further year of study. Some students decide to continue their studies moving on to Masters level study in Education, Early Years or Social Work. Some students progress into management posts in early years settings or full day care.


Year 1 Learning and Development Play, Health and Wellbeing Researching Childhood Early Years Practice and Pedagogy Year 2 (if applicable) Supporting Childrens Learning Safeguarding Children Embracing Diversity Early Years Practice, Policy and Professionalism Year 3 (if applicable) Undergraduate Project Childrens Rights Practitioner 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Assessment method

Assessment activities include written essays, poster presentations, portfolio building, article writing, group work, group presentations and a number of practical activities to be carried out in the workplace or placement setting, for instance, child studies, activity planning, implementation of activities and work based learning projects.

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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King's Lynn campus
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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)


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to ucwa.ac.uk
Early Childhood Studies at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS