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Bath Spa University

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X333

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

- Spend one day a week in college and apply your learning in your current early years role.

- Join a community – a small cohort of fellow students led by supportive staff.

- Feel valued and heard; this child-focused course is grounded in practice and reflection.

Boost your Foundation qualification with a top-up degree, delivered by New College Swindon and designed by Bath Spa. On successful completion of this course, you'll be a Level 6 graduate practitioner, enabling you to confidently navigate a number of professional roles within early childhood education and care.

The course follows a term-based teaching pattern that’s designed to enable you to work while you study. You'll spend one day a week on campus.

Run by a specialist University liaison, in collaboration with subject experts from New College Swindon, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-Up offers support from a close-knit teaching team, plus access to Bath Spa’s library and digital resources.

Modules

You'll be taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, skills practice, presentations, case studies and group workshops.
All of your taught sessions will be condensed into one day, to enable you to work while you study.

This rich, academic course is grounded in practice and reflection. You’ll develop your understanding of how children learn, and enhance your interactions with them. This is a child-focused top-up degree, designed by Bath Spa University to enable you to continually develop your professional practice.

You’ll learn about:
- Social, cultural, historical, political and economic contexts of early childhood.
- Approaches to working with babies, young children, families and communities.
- Global issues and debates, such as young children as active participants in the lives and practices of families, societies and cultures.
- The processes that shape early childhood and young children's lives, including ethical principles and children's rights
Educational research and enquiry methods.
- Skills that support participation, critical engagement, and intellectual independence.

In addition, you’ll learn to present your ideas confidently in a variety of forms, use ICT for various professional purposes, and work collaboratively.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based entirely on coursework. This could take the form of essays, presentations, reflective portfolios and independent research. There are no unseen exams on this course.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

New College, Swindon

Department:

Institute for Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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93%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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