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Bradford College

Early Years Practice

UCAS Code: L520

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

Entry requirements


Minimum of two subjects required.

Pass including 45 credits at Level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/5 or above. Please contact the College directly for advice regarding acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Minimum of two subjects required.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 Tariff points from GCE A Levels or equivalent qualifications or a vocationally relevant Level 3 qualification.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Early years education

Early years teaching

There will be a substantial component of Personal Development Planning and Work Based Learning in all three years of the course. You will study modules such as Human Development and Learning, Meeting Individual Needs, and Leadership and Professional Development. In the final year, one module will be chosen from a bank of options, and one module will be addressed via independent study - a Dissertation. Your progress on your Dissertation module will be facilitated by a tutor with research and professional interests in the relevant area. This will help you to begin to focus upon a specific Early Years career path.

This course is aligned to the new QAA Early Childhood Studies benchmark statements 2014.

Candidates with a Foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject could top-up to a full BA (Hons) degree.

Modules

You will attend College for two days a week and a work placement for two days a week throughout your three years on the course.

Placements will be drawn from a range of Early Years settings including: Children’s Centres; Private daycare; Voluntary/Independent Sessional care; Nursery schools and Reception classes; Hospitals and Childminders.

Level 4 modules: Human Development and Learning; Challenge, Risk and Safeguarding; Play, Learning and the Environment; Introduction to Research Methods in Early Years, Childhood and Youth; Academic Skills for Early Years, Childhood and Youth; Practical Skills for the Early Years Workforce (Placement).

Level 5 modules: Social Policy for Practitioners in Early Years, Childhood and Youth; Practitioner Research for Early Years, Childhood, Youth and Communities; Development and Learning: Theory to Practice; Meeting Individual Needs in Early Years, Childhood and Youth; Working Together for Children and Young People; Developing Practice in Early Years Settings (Placement).

Level 6 modules: Social Policy for Leading Practitioners in Early Years, Childhood and Youth ; Leadership and Professional Development in Early Years, Childhood and Youth (Placement); Development, Learning and Society; Dissertation. Plus one option module drawn from: Inclusive Practice in Early Years, Childhood and Youth; Childhood and Youth in a Global Society; International Approaches to Education and Learning.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and independent focused research for the dissertation module. Blended learning through the medium of the Moodle (the College's virtual learning environment) is a key feature of the course.

You will be assessed by undertaking a range of formative and summative assignments including: Personal Development Planning portfolios; work based learning activities and written reflections; a range of practical tasks and evaluation; individual and group presentations; essays and reports; Individual Research Projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Social Care and Community Practice

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Early years education
65%
low
Early years teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

48%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
32%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Early years education

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Early years teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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