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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: 887B

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

from a full Level 3 qualification

About this course


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3.0years

Full-time | 2021

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.

If 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.

Progression Opportunities
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

Modules

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

Assessment methods

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

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Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Health and Early Years

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