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

Course Overview

You will acquire confidence in your professional role and meet the challenges of change and innovation in early childhood practice, lifelong learning and diversity. You will also develop an understanding of theories, concepts and debates surrounding the topics explored in the individual modules.

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 is suited to students would are employed in the sector or in a voluntary placement for a minimum of 2 days. The programme is delivered over one full day each week.

Level
Level 6
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Department
Department of Early Years
UCAS Code
X311
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
Click here for fee information

Units and Structure

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:

One of the following:

  • Foundation Degree/HND Early Childhood Studies – 240 CATS points
  • Foundation Degree/HND in relevant area such as Education or Early Years Studies
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • 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 may require these.
  • 3 years paid experience within the sector
  • Current employment or placement

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

You must have relevant and current practice of working with children and families and have completed your probationary period with your employer. You must also possess an approved disclosure (DBS).


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.

View full profile


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.

More about this course...


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, please visittheir website for further information and an application form

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.

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

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme logo

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Higher Education Recruitment
0800 358 74 74
he@don.ac.uk

Make an enquiry

Course Enquiry Form
Please check this is correct and change your date of birth if required.
Please include post code
You can contact the enquiries team if you'd like to change or remove your enquiry. Via email on info.centre@don.ac.uk or telephone 0800 358 7575.

Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • Foundation Degree/HND Early Childhood Studies – 240 CATS points
  • Foundation Degree/HND in relevant area such as Education or Early Years Studies
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • 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 may require these.
  • 3 years paid experience within the sector
  • Current employment or placement

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

You must have relevant and current practice of working with children and families and have completed your probationary period with your employer. You must also possess an approved disclosure (DBS).


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: X311

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information