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