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The first few years of a child’s development have a huge impact in preparing them for later life. That’s why there’s so much debate about providing young children with the best possible foundation, and that debate is shaping the latest government reforms. This course gives you a thorough grounding in childhood development, helping you go on to work with young children and their families in those crucial early years.
Why Early Years?
Our Early Years BA(Hons) course will give you the chance to explore a wide range of issues to do with young children up to six years old. You’ll look at health and wellbeing, education and learning and development. We’ll also go on to take a wider view, focusing on topics such as safeguarding, society and environment.
Work placements form a key part of the course. Your placement will give you the chance to gain real, practical experience working in a professional environment. These practical experiences, combined with your academic studies, will help you develop the skills that employers are looking for.
- While you’re studying, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years classroom designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study.
Theories and Strategies for Learning
Perspectives in Learning and Development
Self Society and Welfare
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Advanced Professional Practice
Literacy and Mathematics in Early Years and KS1
Health and Well Being
Choose one from a list which may include:
Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts
Support Learning in Young Children
Assessments vary and include essays, developing creative and teaching resources to support children’s learning, student-led seminars, presentations and timed tests.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.|
|A level||BBC||or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||D*D* BTEC National Diploma or CACHE Diploma grade B relevant to working with children.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
In addition you must also:
- have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above and GCSE Maths (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
- provide a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Education and Professional Development - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 478249
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625