This programme is for those who wish to develop the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for working in the Early Years sector. During the course of this three year degree, you will study and develop:
- The professional and practical skills and competencies that are required to work in a variety of Early Years contexts;
- The leadership and management skills needed to promote good practice and to model appropriate values and beliefs in the workplace;
- Self-awareness, reflection and evaluation skills necessary to be able to recognise and evaluate the impact of your practice on other people in your work setting;
- An appropriate understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for Early Years and to prepare to work within this framework;
- Professional accountability and a commitment to lifelong learning;
- Transferable skills at graduate level.
Modules will include: Child Development; Safeguarding; Atypical development; Curriculum policy; Children’s rights; leadership and management; academic and research skills.
This degree has been approved as being ‘full and relevant’ by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and meets the Early Years Educator criteria at levels 4 and 5 and is validated by the OU. This classroom based full time degree runs for 3 years.
- A Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area such as Childcare, Early Years, Play Work or Health and Social Care
- 120 (48 new tariff) UCAS points from A levels in relevant subject such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy.
- Must already hold GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above in English Language and mathematics, or Level 2 Functional Skills in both English and mathematics.
- Must have an enhanced DBS check;
- Must be employed, or on a voluntary placement, in an appropriate early years setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via: www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and the course code is X310.
Where will it take me?
Successful graduates may choose to progress:
• The Early Years sector leading to management roles;
• Or further study such as Teacher Training or the MA in Critical Studies and Education.
Course Assessment Method
Assessment will largely be assignment based but can include presentations, academic posters, reports and research projects.
There will be an assessment in practice at levels 4 (year 1) and 5 (year 2) as part of the Early Years Educator criteria.
How to apply?
Applications direct to UCAS for further assistance contact Admissions.
Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.