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

Course Overview

You will study modules that will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding and implement this in a work context. Throughout the 3 year course you will spend 2 days a week in a placement in an Early Years setting, primary school or in a community based placement where you will be mentored by an experienced member of the staff team. This will enable you to develop your skills as a practitioner and apply your knowledge to practice.

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Duration
3 years full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Department
Department of Early Years
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

  • Policy, Politics and Legislation
  • Introduction to Personal and Professional Practice
  • Play and Learning in Early Years
  • Leading an Effective Team
  • Sociology and Psychology of Childhood
  • Introduction to Research and Project Work in Early Years

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Research Methods in Early Years
  • Advanced Child Development
  • Organisational Context for Early Years Studies
  • International Perspectives on Learning
  • Continuing Personal and Professional Development

YEAR THREE (LEVEL 6)

  • Advanced Personal and Professional Practice
  • Language, Learning and Literacy
  • Innovation and Change in Early Years Settings
  • Current Issues and Contemporary Debates
  • Early Years – Dissertation

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in an related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • 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.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.


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.

More about this course...

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Doncaster

This course prepares you to enter the teaching profession in one of the local primary schools as part of a school based teacher training programme.

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

This course prepares you to train to become an Early Years teacher working with children 0-5 years as part of a teacher training programme.

Best Practice deliver the programme, please visit website for further information.

Student Work

Students on our programmes produce a wide and varied range of work. You can view some of this using the links below:

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in an related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • 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.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.


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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