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Anglia Ruskin University

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X3C0

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

Explore the world through a child’s eyes as you develop your skills in childcare. Our course combines theory and practice to lay the foundation for a rewarding career path. You will enter the workforce as a graduate, leading high quality practice in a host of roles and registered settings, working closely with children and their families.

Working with young children is hugely rewarding and enormous fun. It can also be very challenging, and it’s a fast-paced sector. We will help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to deliver a high standard of professional practice in the workplace.
two nursery workers with young children in a play room

Our modules have been designed to develop your understanding of professional and inclusive practice, supporting both the child and the family. Using theory and practical experiences you will explore current research around key topics including contemporary theories and pedagogical approaches, while building your leadership skills and considering possible careers across the early childhood sector.

On this course you will learn through practice, in our Early Childhood Resource and Research Room and through our optional placement or theoretical modules. Placements are optional and individually tailored to enable you to gain experience in a variety of different types of settings. Whether you decide to go on placement or not, you will have access to additional volunteering and work experience as well as the choice to take part in further professional development training opportunities, enrichment trips, research groups and various early childhood and education events.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by experts in the field of early childhood, using a variety of teaching methods and interactive technology to promote learning, including group activities, class debates and discussion, lectures and seminar sessions, as well as independent learning and study expectations. You will receive regular feedback and personal tutorial support throughout the course to develop both your academic and professional skills. You will also benefit from the research our lecturers are involved in through our Early Childhood Research Group.

Modules

Level 4 modules
Learning and Development
Play, Health and Well-being
Researching Childhood
Practitioner 1
Level 5 modules
Safeguarding Children
Supporting Children's Learning
Embracing Diversity
Practitioner 2
Level 6 modules
Children's Rights
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Undergraduate Major Project
Practitioner 3
Modules are subject to change and availability.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a range of ways which are designed to support the professional skills you need within the workforce. These include observations, patchwork texts, presentations, case studies, portfolios, posters, investigations, reports and essays.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Education

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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£27,500
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

94%
Welfare professionals
2%
Health professionals
2%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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