University of Huddersfield

Early Years University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Theories and Strategies for Learning
Perspectives in Learning and Development
Professional Practice
Self Society and Welfare

Year 2
Core modules:
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Advanced Professional Practice
Literacy and Mathematics in Early Years and KS1
Senior Practitioner

Year 3
Core modules:
Health and Well Being
Research Methodologies
Major Study

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts
Support Learning in Young Children

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X110
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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 course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your placements could be in Huddersfield or surrounding areas, so please consider any travelling costs you may incur. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with children. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there may be a charge for the DBS check. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here -https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Provider information

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University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH


Course contact details

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School of Education and Professional Development - Admissions

+44 (0)1484 478249


Student Recruitment Team

+44 (0)1484 472625