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Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

Blackpool and the Fylde College

UCAS Code: L590 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Early childhood studies

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies provides the opportunity to critically engage with the underpinning theoretical principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage to support effective and current practice in the workplace. You will consider the importance of reflection and how this can make positive changes not only to the professional development of the individual child but also the wider community. You will be provided with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of communication theory to sustain change management within the sector further promoting collaboration between agencies. The mandatory requirement of employment or placement ensures that you have vocationally relevant skills that ensure currency of practice.

Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top up course.

You will also be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) in the early years sector from the start of the course and thereafter for a minimum of 195 hours per year (average 6 hours per week over 32 weeks). You will be required to supply a letter of support from your employer at enrolment.

Modules

In semester 2 students will be given the opportunity to select one optional module that reflects personal interest within the early years sector. This includes Leading Practice in the Early Years or a Comparative study of international perspectives within the Early Years Curriculum

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England
£8,335
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Northern Ireland
£8,335
per year
Scotland
£8,335
per year
Wales
£8,335
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

Health, Care and Early years

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