University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Early Years Education and Care

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Course summary

The course is delivered in a supportive, engaging environment and explores all aspects of children’s well-being and holistic development. Time to enable you to volunteer in early years settings has been planned into the course, in order to develop and enhance your professional development and future employment, should you wish to do so.

Course details

Modules

The programme is taught in an innovative block teaching method, allowing students to focus in-depth on one topic at a time. We have found that this method is successful in supporting students to gain a better understanding of the topic content. Students study six topics on each level of the programme, each based on essential knowledge and understanding of specific aspects of early years education and care. Students study a wide variety of subjects relating to early years education and care, with a focus on aspects of childhood such as holistic development, well-being, play, literacy, safeguarding, outdoor learning and inclusion. Leadership is also a key focus, developing early years leadership skills. Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Children’s Play: Theory and Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Human Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Multilingualism, Multi-thinking (20 credits; compulsory) • The First 1,000 Days (20 credits; compulsory) • The Professional Practitioner (20 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

All our programmes are assessed by 100% coursework. There are no exams. We have found that using a varied range of assessment methods increases employability skills. Employers seek graduates who are problem-solvers and who have a range of transferable employability skills. Assessment provides opportunities to develop skills such as the ability to work in a team, have effective oral and written communication, while using a range of information-sharing methods, including briefing papers, academic posters, group debates and professional discussions. There are also opportunities for practical work experiences, supporting employability, professional development and careers.


How to apply

Application codes

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Years Education and Care at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS