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Why study this course?
Our Early Years Education BA (Hons) degree is a fast-track route to a career in teaching. The degree can be completed in just two years rather than the traditional three and qualifies you for graduate entry into a PGCE or an alternative qualified teacher status (QTS) programme.
We have a long history of providing early childhood training and teacher education, as one of the first universities to offer a degree in early childhood studies. You'll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to pursue a PGCE or QTS course at London Met after you've graduated from this course.
An accelerated degree course only takes two years to complete by having three semesters instead of two. The three semesters are October to January, February to early May and May to late July.
More about this course
This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time.
You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You'll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.
The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field, who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you. You'll learn how to make transformational changes to the lives of children, families and communities.
Our graduates pursue careers in:
Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]
Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]
Early years settings
Charities and Local Community projects
Further and Higher Education lecturing
- Government, private and voluntary sectors
The formal title of the course is Early Years Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.
Year 1 modules include:
Criticality in reading, writing and argument
Children's rights and advocacy
Early years curriculum, learning and development
Global perspectives on inclusive practice; Professional practice experience
Year 2 modules include:
Children from birth to three
Early years policy, contemporary issues and themes
The social worlds of children
Action research and placement enquiry
Students are expected to attend university two full days per week. Attendance at a placement/related work experience is also required.
You'll be assessed by a range of methods based on coursework. These include presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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You should hold a GCSE grade C (equivalent qualifications can be accepted as long as they also meet the threshold requirement for entry to QTS) or above in English and either mathematics or a science.
The course is designed to equip its graduates to progress to a post-graduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that applicants will possess the necessary qualifications before commencing their degree. Students who do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and a science will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE).
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
You may be able to benefit from fee waivers specific to accelerated degree students at London Met: for applicants starting with us in the 2018-19 academic year we plan to offer students on the Early Years Education BA (Hons) and Primary Education BA (Hons) a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years: the full, pre-discount fee will be £12,000 per year.