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London Metropolitan University

Early Years Education (two-year accelerated degree)

UCAS Code: X323

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112

You should hold a GCSE grade C (equivalent qualifications can be accepted as long as they also meet the threshold requirement for entry to QTS) or above in English and either mathematics or a science. The course is designed to equip its graduates to progress to a post-graduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that applicants will possess the necessary qualifications before commencing their degree. Students who do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and a science will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early years teaching

**Why study this course?**

Our Early Years Education BA (Hons) degree is a fast-track route to a career in teaching. The degree can be completed in just two years rather than the traditional three and qualifies you for graduate entry into a PGCE or an alternative qualified teacher status (QTS) programme.

We have a long history of providing early childhood training and teacher education, as one of the first universities to offer a degree in early childhood studies. You'll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to pursue a PGCE or QTS course at London Met after you've graduated from this course.

An accelerated degree course only takes two years to complete by having three semesters instead of two. The three semesters are October to January, February to early May and May to late July.

**More about this course**

This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time.

You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You'll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field, who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you. You'll learn how to make transformational changes to the lives of children, families and communities.

Our graduates pursue careers in:

- Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]

- Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]

- Early years settings

- Charities and Local Community projects

- Further and Higher Education lecturing

- Government, private and voluntary sectors

The formal title of the course is Early Years Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Criticality in reading, writing and argument
Children's rights and advocacy
Early years curriculum, learning and development
Global perspectives on inclusive practice; Professional practice experience

Year 2 modules include:

Children from birth to three
Early years policy, contemporary issues and themes
The social worlds of children
Action research and placement enquiry

Students are expected to attend university two full days per week. Attendance at a placement/related work experience is also required.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed by a range of methods based on coursework. These include presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£11,100
per year
England
£11,100
per year
EU
£11,100
per year
International
£15,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£11,100
per year
Scotland
£11,100
per year
Wales
£11,100
per year

Extra funding

You may be able to benefit from fee waivers specific to accelerated degree students at London Met: for applicants starting with us in the 2018-19 academic year we plan to offer students on the Early Years Education BA (Hons) and Primary Education BA (Hons) a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years: the full, pre-discount fee will be £12,000 per year.

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Social Professions

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Early years teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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