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New City College (incorporating Havering College)

Early Years, Education and Care

UCAS Code: X310

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

In a relevant subject such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy, Childcare, Early Years.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All students will be expected to have GCSE maths and English Language qualifications at grade 4 or above (grade C or above), or functional skills Level 2 in maths and English. Students will also be required to achieve a minimum of level 2 literacy in their skills assessment.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In a relevant subject such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy, Childcare, Early Years.

UCAS Tariff

48

In a relevant subject such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy, Childcare, Early Years, Play Work or Access to HE qualification (proof required)

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early years education

**Course Summary**
The BA (Hons) Early Years, Childcare and Education is a three-year course. It recognises your existing skills and abilities as a practitioner in the Early Years’ sector and enables you to develop your ability to contribute to good practice, build on existing knowledge, and improve the personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. All work completed for this qualification will need to link theory to practice and reflect the work of your setting. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students. You will study a selection of modules; students will complete 120 credits per year.

**Attendance**
For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three years. Attendance is 1 day per week plus placement.
The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green Campus.

**Course Information – aims of course**
The BA (Hons) Early Years, Education and Care is validated by the Open University. This Degree will equip you with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enhance your performance in your current role and to enable career progression. Your programme of study will be closely linked to the workplace. This qualification is a classroom-based course.

As a distinctly vocational qualification, the BA (Hons) provides knowledge, skills and professional attitudes associated with early years’ childcare and education.

**Progression**
On completion of this course, you could further your career through professional postgraduate study for example: Teaching, Early Years, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy. Previous students have gone into the above professions as well as Early Intervention Services and local authority work.

Modules

Level 4 – Modules
Academic Research and Study Skills - 20 credits
Equality and Inclusion - 20 credits
Early Years Policy and Curriculum - 20 credits
Emergent Literacy and Numeracy - 20 credits
Work-Related Learning - 20 credits
Child Development - 20 credits

Level 5 – Modules
Introduction to Research - 20 credits
Children’s Rights - 20 credits
Safeguarding - 20 credits
The Child in Context - 20 credits
Social and Emotional Skills - 20 credits
Professional Development and Partnerships - 20 credits

Level 6 – Modules
Contemporary Issues in Health and Well-being - 30 credits
Leadership and Management - 30 credits
Action Research Project - 60 credits

As a distinctly vocational qualification, the BA (Hons) provides knowledge, skills and professional attitudes associated with early years’ childcare and education.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations. Many assessments are designed to reflect specific elements of Early Years practice.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits over one academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.

All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of early years & education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ardleigh Green

Department:

Academy of Arts and Sciences

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