Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you want to change communities from the inside? Are you interested in learning more about children and childhood and you envisage a career working with and for children and their families, this course will give you an excellent foundation? The aim of this on campus 3 years full-time degree is to provide a suitable qualification for those wishing to work in a variety of early childhood settings and children services. It will develop highly skilled, flexible, and creative early childhood practitioners that are able to meet the challenges presented by change and innovation in early childhood professional contexts.
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The Early Childhood Studies degree takes a holistic approach to the development of young children, from birth to the age of eight and provides opportunities to apply this learning in placement settings. This course covers children’s development and learning in the context of the family, the community, and wider national and international contexts. This will enable you to develop your skills as a practitioner and apply your knowledge to practice. The course is delivered on campus 2 days a week, with a requirement of 2 days placement per week.
Children, Family and Society [20 credits]
Educational Continuum [20 credits]
Observation and Assessment [20 credits]
Safeguarding [20 credits]
Research and Foundational Theories [20 credits]
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities [20 credits}
Employability [20 credits]
Multi Agency Working [20 credits]
Research and Contemporary Theories [20 credits}
Plus, one of the following options:
Option 1 Effective Pedagogy (0-4 year old) [20 credits]
Option 2 Effective Pedagogy (5-8 year old) [20 credits]
The Reflective Practitioner [20 credits]
Early Years Dissertation [40 credits]
Innovation and Change [20 credits]
Language, Learning and Literacy [20 credits]
Current Issues and Contemporary Debates [20 credits]
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time
The programme will require approx. 8-12 hours a week of private study to access study materials and engage with wider reading and research.
On this course you will be encouraged to become an active enquirer and participant in your own learning. Progress and achievement are assessed using a variety of methods, such as essays, case studies, ePortfolios, poster and oral presentations, research, safeguarding exam, and leaflet designs.
80 UCAS Tariff points from a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas
Grade 4/C 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.
• A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.
• There is a requirement of either paid or voluntary placement for a minimum of 2 days per week.
This course provides a sound foundation from which to progress onto professional training courses including teaching, social work, children’s nursing and other related professions.