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Coventry University

Early Childhood Development and Learning

UCAS Code: X301

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


The Access to HE Diploma to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DM

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

from a minimum of two A2 levels.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

The Early Childhood Development & Learning HND has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required by the industry to develop a career in The Early Years sector.

The programme focuses on modern teaching practices with students receiving multi-disciplinary learning to develop key skills such as empathy, interpersonal skills and authoritative expertise.

As you progress through the programme, you will become confident and competent practitioners supporting learning and development of children aged 0-8 years. Establishing creativity, resilience and strategic thinking, you will be equipped with the skills and support necessary for successful entry into the early years sector.

If you are excited at the prospect of making a positive difference to young children and their development, our degree will enable you to learn all about the personal, analytical and management skills needed to have a successful career within the early years sector and beyond.

**Facilities**
Located on the Coventry University campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services (LLS), fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. Plus, you can take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).

**Staff**
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.

**Practical Experience**
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. Previous placements and trips have been to nurseries, primary schools and children’s centres.

Key course benefits;

- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 13th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Coventry University were also awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

- You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.

- You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.

- In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

- Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.

- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

- Hands-on experience of organising and working with young children ages 0-8.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Working in early years settings**
You will examine the legislation, safeguarding, health and safety, team working and management involved in childhood development. You will also develop an understanding of managing and leading in an early years setting.

**Collaborative working and positive relationships with children**
You will look at the role of multi-agency working and positive supportive relationships with children. You will also develop a critical appreciation of the range of education, health and welfare provision to promote children’s health and wellbeing and continue to develop their awareness of the role of team and partnership working.

**Values and principles working with children and families**
You will develop an understanding of the effective practice with children and families. You will also explore researching children and families and ethical considerations.

**The social context of the child**
You will cover the historical, national and international context of childhood. You will also develop a critical appreciation and reflect on societal influences on how childhood is constructed and analyse how this impacts on healthy childhood development and wellbeing.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

The Uni


Course locations:

CU London

CU Coventry

Department:

CU Group

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.

70%
med
Early childhood studies

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.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Health and social care

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.

£19,240
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Welfare professionals
22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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