The BA (Hons) Early Years Top Up degree is a new degree which explores global best practice in early childhood education. On this degree you will gain knowledge, insight and understanding of fundamental issues to do with learning in the Early Years. Alongside studying early social, emotional and cognitive development in children aged 0-7, you will be supported through your academic studies with a bespoke academic English module provided by professionals from the Centre for International English. On the course you will develop your own critical thinking skills, theoretical knowledge and what is considered best practice in early years learning and teaching. Academic research is a core element of the degree, therefore you will be supported as you increase your knowledge of critical enquiry and the importance of ethical approaches to discovery. The course is delivered by experienced lecturers, already published in the field of education and the Early Years. During the average week, students will be given opportunities to develop their ability to work independently and collaboratively, through which they will build valuable graduate skills like problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and effective communication. Our Early Years Education top up course would be the perfect option for you if you have a keen interest in current pedagogical research into Early Years Education and are interested in working with young children. Applications by students who have studied to a HND or level 5 in another country are welcomed. Equally, this course would also be a good choice if you are a UK student interested in studying global childhood education and would like to work alongside a multi-national student cohort.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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University of South Wales
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