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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Practitioner Status)

UCAS Code: RD43

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

Entry requirements


A level

C

104 including a grade C

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

102 points, other grade combinations accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2

104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

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

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D

104 points including a grade D

UCAS Tariff

104

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Early childhood studies

We offer an innovative BA (Hons) degree programme in Early Childhood Studies which offers a diverse range of relevant practice and theory based modules.

There are two pathways of study available:

RD43 - BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (with Early Years Practitioner Status)
RW43 - BA (Anrh) Astudiaethau Plentyndod Cynnar (gydag Statws Ymarferydd y Blynyddoedd Cynnar SYBC) (Dwyieithog)*

Within these programmes, you will earn qualified Early Years Practitioner status (EYPS), gaining practical work-based experience combined with theoretical and policy-based knowledge as well as the transferable skills required for effective Early Years practice, including the management of Early Years settings. The programme has been developed in direct response to changes in Early Years provision within Wales and the UK to provide well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families.

A fundamental aspect of the degree is the 700 hours of assessed practice based experience that you will complete in order to gain EYPS. This is made up of a weekly placement during each year of your study in a range of relevant settings such as infant classrooms, private nurseries, integrated children’s centres and day-care facilities. As part of your degree you will also spend time in our campus- based Forest School provision, where you will be able to gain first-hand experience of this dynamic approach to early education.

By gaining a degree which sits at the forefront of changes within the sector, your qualification will be highly valued by prospective employers within this field. This degree also provides firm foundations for a range of related careers such as family support work, health and social care and community work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Cyncoed

Department:

Department of Initial Teacher Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Welfare professionals
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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