University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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.
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- National College for Teaching and Leadership
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
CACHE Diploma Grade B.
In addition you must also have GCSE English and Maths 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.
Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
If you possess a qualification which differs to those listed for entry onto this course please refer to our webpages http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|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