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Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

University Centre Peterborough

UCAS Code: X303 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) before joining this course. (Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent in a relevant subject). All applications are subject to approval of Accredited Prior Learning.

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (top-up) programme has been newly designed to offer those who want to develop their career working with younger children an opportunity to gain a qualification which combines academic knowledge and practical skills. This programme will help to develop professional skills and knowledge currently in demand across the early years sector such as partnership working, leadership and understanding of educational psychology.

You'll study how children develop, as well as factors which affect their learning and development, child psychology and the services which support wellbeing and psychological health. The programme will also provide you with a broader understanding of early years policy and practice and how this can be managed and developed effectively within your own and wider settings. Through the course you have opportunities to take part in work-based learning with placement opportunities, during which you’ll be encouraged to be critically reflective of your own impact in the workplace.

*UCP are currently working with the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network in order to gain recognition of this degree pathways and certification of Graduate Practitioner Competencies at Level 6 for our graduates on completion, which is also recognised by the Department for Education’s Career Progression for the Early Years Workforce. This will then qualify you to work as an Early Years Educator and you'll develop a portfolio of evidence of your skills and practice at Level 6 to present to Early Years employers. This will be subject to approval, please contact UCP or the course team for the latest information.

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies provides a great pathway to postgraduate study and to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or initial teacher training programmes across the education sector.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)
Families, Communities and Partnership Working (15 credits)
Individual Needs and Educational Psychology (30 credits)
Leadership & Management in the Early Years (15 Credits)
Undergraduate Research Project in Primary Education (30 Credits)
Advanced Professional Practice: The Early Years (30 credits)

Assessment methods

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)
100% Coursework

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
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Course location:

University Centre Peterborough

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University Centre Peterborough Campus

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