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BA HonsEarly Childhood Studies (top-up)

Tuition fee £10,350.00 per year
Course code X310
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There is an increasing demand from education, health and social care establishments for highly trained managers, mentors and advisors for early years. This course is designed to develop your understanding of the impact of social and environmental factors on the early years, increase your awareness of specific educational needs deriving from psychological, environmental and inherited factors and focus on knowledge of child health, the curriculum and management issues. You will also be able to improve your ability to select and use research materials by undertaking an independent study of your choice.

The course builds on knowledge and skills developed at HND and Foundation Degree level. It is also ideally suited to those who are employed in schools or nurseries or who wish to pursue the registered teachers scheme or graduate teachers scheme. As a Degree student you choose four modules, as an Honours student you study all modules.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide the opportunity to progress to the Graduate Teachers Programme
To provide the ideal pathway to fast-track onto Early Years Professional Status, which can be achieved in four months following the Honours Degree
To provide modules which link to everyday practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.

Programme structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Drama and Movement in the Early Years (15 credits)
Research Methods (15 credits)
Management in Early Years Settings (15 credits)
Inclusion within Early Years (15 credits)
Independent Study in the Early Years (30 credits)
Assessing Young Children’s Learning and Development (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

ICT in the Early Years Setting (15 credits)
Child Health Studies in Early Years (15 credits)

Career opportunities

You could become an Ofsted inspector, manager with the Early Years and Childcare Service, teacher, manager of a childrens’ charity, social care worker or work in the allied care or health professions.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States