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BA (Hons)Early Childhood Studies

University of Chichester
United Kingdom, Chichester
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Overview

This degree provides a broad perspective of work with young children (0 to 8 years) and their families, with a strong focus on the study of child development and the nature of childhood. The course develops skills in the study of childhood from psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, social policy and philosophical viewpoints. It aims to gives students an understanding of t he diverse contexts in which children develop and learn. Students will analyse the philosophies and value systems that underpin working with and caring for young children. As the course continues students will revisit these topics in greater depth. This process will be underpinned by placements in a variety of Early Years settings, including schools, nurseries, portage services, hospitals, Sure Start and family centres.

Why this course?
A practical, vocational focus to the study of Early Years working
A strong grounding in social science perspectives to inform practice
Placements enable students to link theory to practice in a multi-professional context
Emphasis on the development of skills in problem-solving, analysis and self-management in addition to interpersonal skills
Further skills developed on this course include: group dynamics, leadership, facilitation, decision-making, pedagogical skills and health and safety
A supportive small-group learning
Individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and development of course work
Embraces multi-professional inter-agency working, and includes numerous visits from professional s in the field
Mature students welcome with non-standard qualifications

More information:

www.chi.ac.uk/sites/default/files/15BAEarlyChildhoodStudies11.pdf

Programme structure

Core Subjects include:
Child Development
Staying Safe
Sociology and Social Policy
Children’‘s Health and well-being
Inclusion and Children’‘s Rights
Play and Creativity
Observation and Assessment
Leadership and Management
Special Needs and Disability
Working with Families
Researching the Early Years
Option Subjects There are no options at Level 4 (year 1). At Level 5 (year 2) students can choose to study the option ‘‘Children’‘s Language and Literature’‘ or ‘‘The Psychological and Social Child’‘. At Level 6 (year 3) students can choose either ‘‘Working with Families’‘ or ‘‘Sustaining Children’‘s Hea lth’‘. Alternatively you can choose a relevant module from the wider scheme. (Available modules may be subject to change.)

Career opportunities

A range of work with Early Years (0 to 8 years) management and policy-making
Nursery day-care manager
Hospital support worker
Health and social care
Special needs (for example portage)
Good preparation for teaching and social work with young children
Research

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States