"Our Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Practitioner Status with a Foundaton Year is accredited by Social Care Wales and offers opportunities for students to engage with infants, toddlers, young children and their families. Students spend a minimum of 700 hours on placement in settings such as early childhood centres and primary schools over the 4-year programme and are required to demonstrate competency in National Occupational Standards. This degree is designed for the student who wants to play a vital role in the education and support of young children in a professional capacity. Graduating students earn the Early Years Practitioner Status qualification which means you will be fully qualified to immediately enter the workforce in a range of early childhood settings. As a student within the School of Social Sciences, you can expect to gain practical work-based experience combined with theoretical and policy-based knowledge as well as the transferable skills required for effective Early Years practice. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2023). Our degree will provide you with a range of career options across the sector including Early Years Teaching, Support Work, Assistant Teaching, or Postgraduate study. You will need an additional study for some careers, such as Initial Teacher Education (ITE) or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification to become a teacher. If you wish to receive more information, please get in touch with us via [email protected] "
"The Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Practitioner Status is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes. Students also spend a minimum of 700 hours of placement in early childhood settings throughout the course. In your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to prepare you for the degree itself and you will complete a project supervised by an expert in the field of education. Examples of modules include: • Critical reflection and Problem Solving • Introduction to Being Human • Academic Writing and Skills Development In the first year of degree studies, you will be taught through lectures and tutorials. Examples of recent modules include: • Child Development • Early Childhood Education and Care: Policy, Practice and Safeguarding • The Social Construction of Childhood In the second year, you will learn through seminars and group-work. Examples of recent modules include: • Play Throughout The Early Years • Research with Children, Families and Practitioners • Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in Education In the final year, you will undertake independent study through research methods, a dissertation or practice portfolio and also be taught through seminars and group-work. Examples of recent modules include: • Leadership and Management • Early Childhood Transitions • Professional Reflective Practice For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our course webpage at: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/education-childhood-studies/ba-early-childhood-studies-eyps-foundation-year/ or get in touch with us at [email protected] "
"We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional coursework and essays, examples of other assessment include: • Group and independent presentations • Creating a vlog or blog • Written reports and reflections Throughout your undergraduate Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Practitioner Status with a Foundation Year degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course webpage https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/education-childhood-studies/ba-early-childhood-studies-eyps-foundation-year/ or get in touch with us at [email protected] "
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of A-level, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments. Candidates who already hold qualifications that may be suitable for entry to Higher Education or those offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Team in the first instance.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Candidates must have a DBS check prior to admission: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/criminal-record-guidance/dbs-application-guidance/
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.
English Language Requirements at Swansea University
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£16000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
The Admissions Office, Swansea University