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The BA Early Childhood Studies with Foundation is a four year programme of study that includes a foundation year which offers access to those wishing to study at university and who do not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. The programme also offers entry to degree study for those who may be returning to study, those who may have relevant professional/workplace/voluntary experience but do not have the required academic entry profile for level 4 entry and for those whose qualifications may be outside the subject area.
We offer high quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment and a programme in which you will fe1el well supported and ready for the challenges of degree study.
In your Foundation Year (year 0), you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to progress through your studies and become a confident, independent learner. You’ll take four 30 credit modules which will introduce you to a range of education-related topics whilst preparing you for degree-level study at the University of Plymouth.
ED001 Questioning Education
ED002 Studying Learning and Learning to Study
ED003 Children and Stories
ED004 Independent Enquiry
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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:
The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 48 points||Including General Studies|
|A level||32-48 pts, including General Studies|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass an Access to HE Diploma, preference to Education/ Social Science/ Health and Social Care, but all subjects can be considered.|
|Scottish Higher||32-48 points. Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.|
|Extended Project||Accepted in combination.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||
Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.
English accepted within; Advanced Level 4 or Standard Level 5.
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||PPP||Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PP - MP||Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in combination.|
It is recommended that students have Mathematics and English Language at Grade C/4 or above.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International students - English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|International||£13,800 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.