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Stranmillis University College

Early Childhood Studies (Foundation)

UCAS Code: LX53

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

GCSE English and Mathematics minimum grade C required.

UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early childhood studies

The Early Childhood Studies programme focuses on the key theories, concepts and application of working practices with children in the age range 0 to 8 years. Academic modules include:
Child Development, Learning Through Play, The Acquisition of Language and Communication Skills, Safeguarding Children, Developing Skills and Strategies for Managing Children's Behaviour, Working With Children with Additional Needs and Science and Technology in the Early Years. A varied programme of professional placements complements and supports your classroom learning.
The course is delivered by the Regional Colleges and can be studied full-time (2 years) or part-time (3 years) depending on location. Graduates who achieve the desired standard may be eligible for articulation to Year 2 of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree [full-time or part-time]. For further information contact your nearest Regional College.

The Uni


Course locations:

Northern Regional College (Ballymena)

Northern Regional College (Newtownabbey)

Belfast Metropolitan College (Gerald Moag Campus)

South Eastern Regional College (Lisburn Campus)

Southern Regional College (Newry Campus)

South West College (Omagh Campus)

North West Regional College (Derry-Londonderry)

Department:

Education

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100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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£15,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Managers and proprietors in other services
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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