University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bath Spa University

Early Years Education

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Course summary

With successive governments attempting to improve standards in the early years sector, a degree is increasingly being seen as desirable by employers in childhood settings, especially for those who aspire to managerial roles. This BA (Hons) has been developed to promote best practice through the teaching of key theories in early years, such as child development, the status of children in society and the voice of the child. The work-based elements of the course enable you to reflect on experiences within a workplace/placement to enable you to link theory and policy with practice. You will also have the opportunity to undertake significant and independent research projects on areas of interest linked to your professional practice which will support your developing career. Inspiring guest lecturers contribute to this course by sharing their subject specialisms. Subject to government guidelines, students on this course may also be offered the opportunity to go on trips at an additional expense. In the past, this has included residential visits to The Gambia and Budapest. Please refer to our website for indicative costs.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Understanding and observing child development Childrens meaning making Safeguarding young children Becoming a reflective practitioner Play, learning and pedagogy Year 2 Promoting health and wellbeing Children, families and communities Engaging with research Working with additional needs Exploration, creativity and curriculum. Year 3 Contemporary issues in the early years Constructions of childhood, Leadership and teamwork The creative practitioner Dissertation

Assessment method

This course has an average of 7 hours of scheduled teaching per week and a work experience element totalling an average of 12 hours per week. Assessment is via a combination of practical assessments and coursework. There are no written exams on this degree.

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 codes

Course code:
BEYS
Institution code:
W47
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND. or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Early Years Education at University Centre Weston - UCAS