|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
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)
a 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
“I have learned some valuable skills and been able to build on my existing knowledge working with young children. I have also had the opportunity to work with some fabulous teachers and have learned a great deal from them.”
BA (Hons) Early Years and Special and Inclusive Education
What will I study?
You will study two subject areas:
Special and Inclusive Education
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.
With Special and Inclusive Education, modules begin with an exploration of the origins and development of the issue. During the course you will also consider access, strategies and solutions used in Special and Inclusive Education, as well as the diversity of such provision.
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.
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.
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.
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 Special and Inclusive Education combination is an ideal platform if you are looking to specialise in access to education for children and young people. It can lead to a range of career options from event management to family support.
The following illustrates possible careers areas you could enter using your early years subject knowledge.
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