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Course summary

**Location of study: Level 3 – ARU Cambridge Campus Level 4-6 – ARU Chelmsford Campus** Working with young children is hugely rewarding and enormous fun. It can also be very challenging, and it’s a fast-paced sector. We will help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to deliver a high standard of professional practice in the workplace. Our modules have been designed to develop your understanding of professional and inclusive practice, supporting both the child and the family. Using theory and practical experiences you will explore current research around key topics including contemporary theories and pedagogical approaches, while building your leadership skills and considering possible careers across the early childhood sector. On this course you will learn through practice, in our Early Childhood Resource and Research Room and through our optional placement or theoretical modules. Placements are optional and individually tailored to enable you to gain experience in a variety of different types of settings. Whether you decide to go on placement or not, you will have access to additional volunteering and work experience as well as the choice to take part in further professional development training opportunities, enrichment trips, research groups and various early childhood and education events. Throughout your studies you will be taught by experts in the field of early childhood, using a variety of teaching methods and interactive technology to promote learning, including group activities, class debates and discussion, lectures and seminar sessions, as well as independent learning and study expectations. You will receive regular feedback and personal tutorial support throughout the course to develop both your academic and professional skills. You will also benefit from the research our lecturers are involved in through our Early Childhood Research Group.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X3C1
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Chelmsford Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Early Childhood Studies [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS