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BAEarly Years and Psychology

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Why choose this course?
You will benefit from:

specialist modules developing your transferable and employability skills
a wide subject area allowing for a variety of career options
tailored assessment and support with no formal exams in your final year
the opportunity to study for professional accreditation: Teachers’ Standards (Early Years)
guaranteed interview for a PGCE course in your final year (subject to course entry conditions – see the careers tab for further details)
excellent facilities and experienced and enthusiastic tutors.
What our students say
“My course appealed to me because I could study psychology and do a childcare degree, something I wouldn’t have been able to do anywhere else.”

Tara Coates
BA (Hons) Early Years, Psychology and Education
Now known as BA (Hons) Early Years and Psychology

Programme structure

What will I study?
You will study two subject areas:

Early Years
Psychology.
During your Early Years modules, you will develop your understanding of the social construct of childhood and the key importance of the holistic nature of the development of children aged up to five years. The modules have been developed to meet your needs in working alongside very young children and their families in diverse settings, in care and education.
Psychology is a subject that covers all aspects of human behaviour and interaction and helps students to understand why and how we behave as we do. The strength of this subject is its applied nature.
Alongside these subjects you will study core modules to develop your transferrable and employability skills:

Developing Learning in Higher Education
Build your own ‘toolbox’ of essential skills, such as academic writing, to help your transition into University study.
Learning in Contexts
This module spans all three years and has employability at its heart. It allows you to develop your personal and professional skills by putting the theory into practice. It also offers opportunities to achieve additional professional and external accreditation.
Field Placement (preparation)
Prepare for your second year placement with support on finding a suitable opportunity and understanding the skills you’ll need to succeed in the workplace.
Option:

Capstone Project
This final year project focuses on your own research project, supported by a range of teaching and learning methods aimed at demonstrating your knowledge and ability to work independently.
Capstone Placement
Pursue your final year research project within a part-time placement, supported by University sessions and supervision.
Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
If you are taking the Early Years strand, you may have the option to study Early Years Initial Teacher Training alongside your course, if you wish. This is currently the only recognised teaching qualification for children aged 0 – 5 years.

Reflecting the Government’s commitment to improving education, this additional qualification will prepare you to be an innovative and outstanding early years professional. No extra fees or funding are required as your specialist modules will be incorporated into your degree. You will require the following additional qualifications:

GCSE in Science at grade C or equivalent
Professional Skills Tests. The skills tests can be taken at any time, but must be passed before beginning your EYTS modules in Year Two.

Career opportunities

Your career development
Within six months of graduating, 95% of our joint honours students are working or in further study (DHLE Survey, 2012 / 2013).

We also have a huge range of activities open to you to add interesting skills to your CV and stand out in the employment market.

Studying an Early Years and Psychology combination provides a grounding for careers working with children and families and understanding why and how we behave as we do. You will develop a range of transferable skills including verbal and non-verbal communication, ICT, numeracy, social skills, organisational and management skills and critical thinking skills.

The following illustrates possible careers areas you could enter using your early years subject knowledge.

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