University of Hertfordshire Early Years

By | 12th June 2017

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University of Hertfordshire Early Years

University of Hertfordshire Early Years

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education

About the course

This programme is for those wishing to become graduate practitioners in the early childhood sector. It focuses on young children’s education, development and care from conception to the age of 7 years and students will have the opportunity to become self-aware, reflective graduates able to operate in multi-professional contexts. The programme content draws on international research and practice, including global perspectives of children, different Early Childhood curricula and established as well as emerging theory.

Year 1 modules focus on personal and professional development as well as on theory. In Year 2, theory is linked to practice through work-related learning and a placement (or in your own work place). The final year includes a research project and you can specialise in a particular area of interest based on a choice of different modules.

Why choose this course?

The course can be studied both full and part time, making it suitable for students who have recently completed A levels, as well as Early Childhood practitioners who are already in employment and wish to enhance their level of qualification. There is currently one entry point at Level 4 for those starting their first degree.

Students will have the opportunity to become self-aware, reflective graduates able to operate in multi-professional contexts.

Entry requirements…

2017 entry 

UCAS have introduced a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

104 UCAS points

IB – 104 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above.

Access to Higher Education qualifications are welcomed with a profile of 45 Level 3 credits at merit or above.

Maths and English Language GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

Key staff

Module tutor (Creativity & Learning) Carol Timson
Carol Timson’s teaching areas include music, music & movement, and creativity.
Find out more about Module tutor (Creativity & Learning) Carol Timson

Module Tutor Chris Collins
Chris Collins has a particular interest in children and staff well-being. She teaches child development, interprofessional education, and personal and professional development.
Find out more about Module Tutor Chris Collins

Module tutor (Global Perspectives and also Transitions) Dr Lyn Trodd
Dr Trodd has a particular interest in child development, children’s experience of transitions and international education.
Find out more about Module tutor (Global Perspectives and also Transitions) Dr Lyn Trodd

Module tutor (Global Perspectives) Dr. Bushra Connors
Dr Connors teaches on a number of different programmes focusing on wide spectrum of topics in relation to philosophy of education, politics and economics.
Find out more about Module tutor (Global Perspectives) Dr. Bushra Connors

Module Tutor Nancy Small
Nancy Small is a High Scope specialist and takes a particular interest in different pedagogical approaches.

Module tutor (Personal and Professional Skills) Professor Joy Jarvis
Professor Jarvis is Professor of Educational Practice and introduces students to learning in higher education.
Find out more about Module tutor (Personal and Professional Skills) Professor Joy Jarvis

Placement Tutor and Module Leader Sue Nimmo
Sue Nimmo teaches on a range of different programmes with a specific emphasis on creativity and learning, child development and early childhood pedagogy.

Programme Leader Ute Ward
Ute Ward is responsible for the whole programme and teaches on several modules ranging from global issues to research matters. Her own research interests focus on the work with parents and families and on professional development.
Find out more about Programme Leader Ute Ward