University of Hertfordshire Early Years

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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).