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Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

Blackburn College

UCAS Code: LX5H | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Early childhood studies

This course is for students who have completed FdA Early Childhood Studies at University Centre at Blackburn College who wish to continue their studies at higher level and leave with a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies qualification. You will study five modules in order to complete your course. You'll be required to complete four compulsory modules and will be able to choose the additional fifth module from a choice of three. This programme offers you the opportunity to explore in depth some of the most challenging and fundamental issues concerning young children and their families in the twenty-first century.

Modules

You will study five modules in order to complete your course.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 6 Modules (there are 4 mandatory modules and 1 optional modules out of a choice of 3 as indicated by *) include: Communication and Relationships, Pedagogy and Policy, Developing Professionalism, Dissertation, Creativity in Early Childhood, Global and International Perspectives and Leading and Managing Quality Organisations.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout your course and will get ongoing feedback. Once or twice within each module you will then complete work, often at the end of the module, that is then graded. Examples of these assessments are: Essays, Seminars, Examinations, Portfolios, Dissertations, Reports, Individual presentation, Projects and mini-dissertations, Recap, Peer Assessment, Group assessment, Web Based Concept Maps, Professional Discussions, Case study assessments, Policy critiques, Collaborative tasks and Proposals.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

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Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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