Liverpool John Moores University

Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool John Moores University offers a multi-disciplinary approach to working with children and their families. An exploration of different perceptions of children and childhood opens up an exciting range of career opportunities.

  • Stepping stone to a wide range of careers in teaching, social work, health and childcare

  • Supportive and inspirational tutors rated as excellent in the National Student Survey

  • Experience the diverse traditional and non-traditional early childhood settings

  • Tailor your studies to your own interests through optional modules, research and work-related practice

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

The foundation year includes modules to develop your study skills for higher education. You will have the opportunity to get to know the city of Liverpool better whilst learning about social, educational and community based issues. We will also introduce key academic ideas in the area of education and early childhood studies.

Level 4

Holistic Child Development
Early Childhood Studies; Student Inquiry (Part 1)
Pedagogical Approaches (Part 1) - Working with Babies, Young Children and Families
Perspectives of Children and Childhood
Early Childhood Studies; Student Inquiry (Part 2)
Pedagogical Approaches (Part 2) - Sustainability; Democracy,Participation & Social Justice

Level 5

Deconstructing Child Development
Early Childhood Research (Part 1) - Student Inquiry into Research Methods
Global inequalities and unequal childhoods
Early Childhood Research (Part 2) - Student Reflections

The following options are typically offered:

Exploring Health Literacies within Early Childhood Studies
Professional Approaches within Early Childhood Studies
Exploring Early Years Curricula within ECS: Pedagogical approaches for sustainability

Level 6

Exploring approaches: Working Together to Support Children and Families
Research within Early Childhood Studies
International Approaches; Comparative Early Childhood Education and Care

The following options are typically offered:

Working Therapeutically within Early Childhood Studies
Social Work within Early Childhood Studies
Global Dimensions:Sustainable Futures Across Early Years Curricula

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are being assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Coursework may therefore include essays, reports, presentations, newspapers, posters, diaries and a dissertation. Exams are limited to some main core modules.

Constructive feedback is important in helping you to identify your strengths and areas where you may need to put in more work, so this will be provided regularly as you progress through each module.


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 H118
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points A DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB) is a requirement of entry onto this course which involves working with children or vulnerable adults during placements. The regulations on declaring criminal convictions on a UCAS application form can be found on the UCAS website. Please contact us should you require any further information.

​​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.
A level DDD Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: DDD
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Pass required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: Acceptable with any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 72 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £10,600 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

Provider information

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Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street
Liverpool
L1 2UA


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