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Early Childhood Studies with Foundation

Entry requirements


32-48 pts, including General Studies

Pass an Access to HE Diploma, preference to Education/ Social Science/ Health and Social Care, but all subjects can be considered.

Accepted in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered. English accepted within; Advanced Level 4 or Standard Level 5.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.

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

PP-MP

Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.

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

PPP

Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.

32-48 points. Preference is given for Arts/ Drama/ Social Sciences/ Early Years/ English/ Humanities/ Media, however all subjects are considered.

UCAS Tariff

32-48

Including General Studies

Accepted in combination.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Early childhood studies

The BA Early Childhood Studies with Foundation is a four year programme of study that includes a foundation year which offers access to those wishing to study at university and who do not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. The programme also offers entry to degree study for those who may be returning to study, those who may have relevant professional/workplace/voluntary experience but do not have the required academic entry profile for level 4 entry and for those whose qualifications may be outside the subject area.

We offer high quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment and a programme in which you will fe1el well supported and ready for the challenges of degree study.

Modules

In your Foundation Year (year 0), you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to progress through your studies and become a confident, independent learner. You’ll take four 30 credit modules which will introduce you to a range of education-related topics whilst preparing you for degree-level study at the University of Plymouth.

Core modules
ED001 Questioning Education

ED002 Studying Learning and Learning to Study

ED003 Children and Stories

ED004 Independent Enquiry

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Institute of Education

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Early childhood studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

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
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Welfare professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Health and social care

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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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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4.0 years | Full-time including foundation year | 2022
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