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Course summary

A practical early years course with a work placement twice a week, as well as visits to forest schools/outdoor learning centres and the opportunity to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status. This early years degree will give you an understanding of the core values of the early years workforce. You will study cognition, health and wellbeing, review practice and policy, and learn the importance of encouraging a child's development in partnership with their family. Our specialist facilities include a simulated early years nursery, so academic lessons are practical and realistic. You will be on placement twice a week in an early years setting and have the option to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). What you should know about this course:

  • If you are looking for a practical degree, our early years degree includes twice-weekly work placements working directly with children.
  • Our specialist facilities simulate an early years nursery for practical academic lessons that will prepare you for employment.
  • The course provides the opportunity to graduate with a BA and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
  • It is taught at the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.
  • 91% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)

Modules

All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants will be required to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Health checks

Applicants will be required to Complete a Suitability Declaration and pass an Occupational Health check.

Interview

Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview. Find out more about this requirement on our selection day page https://www.gre.ac.uk/study/after-you-apply/interview


English language requirements

"We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below. https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses"

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2023/24 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2024/25 academic year. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees

Sponsorship information

We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at www.greenwich.ac.uk/finance/funding-your-studies

Early Years at University of Greenwich - UCAS