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BA (Hons)Early Years

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Overview

Investment in a child’s earliest years has a significant influence on their future success.

While studying our early years degree, you will learn to be a visionary leader and agent for change under the expert tuition of our dedicated teaching staff. You will reflect on the common core values of the early years workforce, review practice and policy and learn the importance of encouraging a child’s development in partnership with their family. This encompasses all physical, intellectual, social and emotional development as well as children’s rights, equality and inclusion.

An integral part of the programme is a twice-weekly early years work placement which will help you form links with potential future employers for an early years career.

For those interested in social policy, there will be the opportunity to visit Denmark, where you will learn about the inspiring Danish early years environment. You will also take trips to forest schools and outdoor learning centres to discover alternative teaching methods.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Children as Confident Learners (15 credits)
Engaging Play (15 credits)
Introduction to the Children’s Workforce: Workplace Experience 1 (30 credits)
Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviour (15 credits)
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing from Conception to Young Adult (30 credits)
The World from a Child’s Perspective (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

The Young Mathematician (15 credits)
Language and Digital Literacies (15 credits)
Young Explorers: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of the World (15 credits)
Enabling Environments for Early Years: Supporting Outdoor Play (15 credits)
Understanding Creativity in Early Years Contexts (15 credits)
Supporting the Social Well-being of Children and Families: Workplace Experience 2 (30 credits)
Social Policy and Social Pedagogies (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Child Development and Learning: Birth to Five Years (30 credits)
Leading and Managing in the Early Years (30 credits)
Curriculum and Assessment in Early Years: Workplace Project (30 credits)
Keeping Children Safe from Harm (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Early Intervention (15 credits)
Mentor Preparation for the Children’s Workforce (15 credits)
Comparative International Social Policy (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Our graduates pursue careers in primary and early years teaching (after completing a one-year PGCE
qualification) and have opportunities in early years settings including nurseries, children’s centres, schools, health and social care and community settings.

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