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Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Course Overview

Whether experienced in the early years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, this degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect foundation for your career. While studying our degree, you will develop the skills as a critically reflective practitioner and learn to be a creative and visionary leader needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

Whether you are already working in a setting or if you have no experience with children, this course allows you to gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. If you do not already have a vocationally related qualification at Level 3,  In Year 2 you have the option to be assessed against the National Occupational standards and achieve either a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The modules studied may include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • The Child in Society
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Dissertation: Primary Research or Secondary Research

Apply for Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Whether experienced in the early years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, this degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect foundation for your career. While studying our degree, you will develop the skills as a critically reflective practitioner and learn to be a creative and visionary leader needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

Whether you are already working in a setting or if you have no experience with children, this course allows you to gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. If you do not already have a vocationally related qualification at Level 3,  In Year 2 you have the option to be assessed against the National Occupational standards and achieve either a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The modules studied may include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • The Child in Society
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Dissertation: Primary Research or Secondary Research

Student Spotlight

Claire Moore, Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree

The staff are great: they are easy to reach and offer informative teaching that is grounded in professional experience. They support us in developing our careers after our studies, which is really helpful.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

There are no exams on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments which may include; reflective essays, the development of learning resources and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

You could secure employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings – children’s centre worker, home/school liaison officer, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. The Honours Degree could also lead to management and leadership roles within early years settings, children’s centres and schools. Post-graduate qualifications such as a PGCE are also a possibility.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of 80 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification
  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and maths, or Level 2 equivalent.

You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as CRB) prior to commencing any placement work.

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £8,200* for the first and second academic year of study. The third academic year's current fee is £7,800.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021