If you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families or you are looking to advance your current Foundation degree qualification, the Top-up Degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect programme to enhance your career opportunities. You will develop skills as a critically reflective practitioner and learn to analyse and critique ideas and practice, in order to inform your lifelong learning post-qualification. In addition to this, students are offered the opportunity to be assessed against the new Graduate Practitioner Competencies. Successful completion of this optional module provides you with an additional certificate. The modules studied may include: • Concepts of Childhood • Global Perspectives on Education • Contemporary Discourses in Early Years • The Creative Reflective Practitioner • Dissertation. You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale primary research project within an early years setting. The development of such a project further develops your organisational, interpersonal, critical and evaluative skills context. Progression Opportunities You could secure employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings as a children’s centre worker, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. The Honours Degree could also lead to management and leadership roles within early years settings, children’s centres and schools. Post graduate qualifications such as PGCE and Masters degrees are frequent destinations for students
The modules studied may include: • Concepts of Childhood • Global Perspectives on Education • Contemporary Discourses in Early Years • The Creative Reflective Practitioner • Dissertation.
There are no exams on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments which may include reflective essays, the development of learning resources and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers. Placement/work-based experiences are integral to the learning opportunities on the programme. Personal tutor and academic support is provided and facilitates individual and whole group progression.
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
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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- Taunton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 in an appropriate discipline. Applicants are required to also have 5 GCSEs 4-9 (A*-C) including English Language and Maths or an equivalent L2
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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