Early Childhood Professional Studies (Top-up)

Middlesbrough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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Childhood studies is an exciting field drawing on knowledge from psychology, sociology and psychoanalysis. Early childhood experiences contribute to formative development and affects children for the rest of their lives. The modern world presents a wide range of new and challenging experiences for children, including constant access to media, wider cultural diversity, cyber-bullying and larger school numbers. This course prepares you to enter a career working with infants and children in education, health care or childrens services, and make a positive contribution to these formative years.

Course details


Modules will include: Modules will include: Reflective Practice for Professional Development Leading and Managing in the Childhood Professions Historical context of Children's Literature and its Impact in the 21st Century Assessing Children's Needs in the Multi-agency Environment Independent Research Project

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including, essays, presentations, research tasks, projects and case studies.

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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You must have achieved an appropriate foundation degree or Level 5 equivalent.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6300 Year 1
England £6300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6300 Year 1
Scotland £6300 Year 1
Wales £6300 Year 1
Channel Islands £6300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Professional Studies (Top-up) at Middlesbrough College - UCAS