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University Campus Oldham

Early Years

UCAS Code: XX12

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

Entry requirements


• Access – at least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

UCAS Tariff

88-96

Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English language and mathematics. We may accept GCSE equivalents. Plus one of the following • 96 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. Or • 88 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

The course has a clear emphasis and focus on early years and education, and the importance of high quality early years practitioners and provision. The course provides the foundations that prepare young children and babies for the best start in life.

If you're aspiring to be an early years specialist, and you are passionate about working with children and their families in those early years, then this course could be for you.

You'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of issues in relation to children and early childhood, including working in teams, learning and development, research, literacy and maths and effective practice. A key element of the course is a placement with practical skills and knowledge and experience being a feature to help develop the skills required by employers.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers who have a wealth of experience in HE and within the sector.

Assessment methods

Interactive lectures and seminar sessions are presented by skilled and motivated staff who actively engage in their own professional and scholarly development, who are able to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment. The Early Years team are passionate about their practice and their teaching and have their roots established in a collective of professional skills, knowledge and experience they are able to bring to the learning, teaching and assessment approach at UCO. This approach enables the acquisition of knowledge, supports a diversity of learning and achievement and above all facilitates inclusion and aspiration. This approach provides students with a personalised experience that supports employability and the development of a wide range of skills and qualities. The course tutors aim to provide learning and teaching sessions that are relevant and current and that culminate into a coherent learning journey over three years.
Interactive Lectures, Seminars and Tutorial sessions are supported through UCO VLE (Moodle) where students are encouraged to engage with course content and additional material to enhance learning, this would include information about the teaching team, programme handbooks and placement information along with links to module handbooks and module content. This approach is aimed at enhancing the student experience and offering wider learning to support core martial for those students who wish to engage more deeply. The Early Years Facebook page also supports this approach.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment is also supported by key and current guest speakers who form part of the year 1 tutorial programme and inform the content of secessions in year 2 and in year 3. Guest speakers are drawn from the Alumni group, from the local voluntary sector and from services that are relevant to informing effective practice in the sector.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus Oldham

Department:

Health, Care and Education

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