University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The foundations for emotional, physical and intellectual development are built during the early years of infancy. On our Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of child development from birth to five years.
You will explore topics from theoretical perspectives, including education, sociology, psychology, health and social policy, and examine the roles of the family and wider institutions.
You’ll benefit from observational study visits and field trips which have included a forest school. Visiting speakers from early childhood fields will encourage and challenge your critical reflection and understanding through lectures and seminars.
A placement will allow you to explore potential career paths, consolidate your learning and build up practical experience. Your placement setting will depend on your aspirations – previous students have completed placements in children’s centres, schools, playgroups, hospitals and clinics.
You will be taught by a highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic team of early years education specialists, and have access to our modern facilities including an extensive collection of relevant texts in our curriculum centre.
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
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 96 points|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in communication, numeracy and IT required. At least 45 credits at level 3.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE (minimum grade 4 or grade C)
Must include English language and maths
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||Must include three subjects at Higher Level.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Review our English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|