• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

The Programme provides opportunities for students to synthesise and apply their existing knowledge, skills and understanding of early years practice. It is available as full-time and part-time modes of study, flexible to your work and family commitments. The distance learning mode adopted will involve full online delivery of the programme. An online induction programme introduces learners to the requirements of the course and cultivates a learning community amongst students.

You will acquire confidence in your professional role to meet the challenges of change and innovation in early childhood practice. You will also critically engage with the theories, concepts and debates at the forefront of early years provision.

The programme has been designed to consolidate and extend your existing skills, knowledge and understanding of your professional practice by investigation, analysis and reflection on aspects of your work with children and families. This programme will require approx. 8- 12 hours a week private study to access the study materials and engage with wider reading and research. Full support is provided via online 1:1 tutorials which enable you to seek guidance for module assessments.

Level
Level 6
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Department
Department of Early Years
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The programme has been designed to consolidate and extend your existing skills, knowledge and understanding of your professional practice by investigation, analysis and reflection on aspects of your work with children. This programme will require approx. 8- 12 hours a week private study to access the study materials and engage with wider reading and research.

The Modules covered are:

  • Current Issues and Contemporary Debates
  • Language, Learning and the Curriculum
  • Innovation and Change in Early Years
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Early Years Dissertation

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • Level 5 achievement of 240 credits in an appropriate subject area, demonstrating an appropriate level of academic achievement.
  • Current sector experience is required through employment or a placement.
  • Previous work experience in the Early Years sector, preferably in a senior role (such as room supervisor, lead practitioner, or manager) with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • A current DBS
  • C grade in GCSE English and mathematics is desirable but not essential.  If you do not have these qualifications you will still be accepted onto the programme but would need to realise that future employment might require this.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Janine Ryan

Janine Ryan

My background is firmly grounded in early years. I have worked as a setting manger in the Private Voluntary and Independent sector and supported settings to achieve best practice and develop quality provision. I have worked in Yorkshire for the past 15 years as a lecturer, I have a Masters in Early Years.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS REVISION PROGRAMMES

Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths, English and Science or who need to refresh their current knowledge in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher Training programmes.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There are excellent prospects for graduates in a range of careers in children’s services and education. The course provides a route for entry on to initial teacher training or study at Masters level. The course will suit those seeking career progressions in to senior management in Early Years.

POSTGRADUATE PLACES

Successful graduates on this course will be offered an automatic place on either our Masters or PGCE programmes, subject to meeting the appropriate entry requirements and academic references

EARLY YEARS INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING (EYITT)

Once you graduate you will be eligible to apply to become an Early Years Teacher. This training supports graduates working with, children up to the age of five in maintained, private or voluntary and independent settings.

Best Practice Network deliver the training programme in a number of locations across Yorkshire and Humber please visit their website for further information and an application form.

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You'll need to have:

  • Level 5 achievement of 240 credits in an appropriate subject area, demonstrating an appropriate level of academic achievement.
  • Current sector experience is required through employment or a placement.
  • Previous work experience in the Early Years sector, preferably in a senior role (such as room supervisor, lead practitioner, or manager) with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • A current DBS
  • C grade in GCSE English and mathematics is desirable but not essential.  If you do not have these qualifications you will still be accepted onto the programme but would need to realise that future employment might require this.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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