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University Centre Grimsby

Early Childhood Studies (Top-up)

UCAS Code: X310

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

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Early years education

The programme aims to deliver a BA Early Childhood Studies degree that will provide a challenging and high quality academic grounding for existing and future practitioners in the early years sector. It seeks to do this by encouraging students to develop a critical understanding of early years practice. It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop their conceptual understanding in order that they are able to critically evaluate research, scholarship, and different policies, practices and approaches to the early years’ sector, and apply the knowledge gained from this to their own future practice. Additionally, the programme aims to help students develop problem-solving skills that can be applied in many areas of employment. BA Early Childhood Studies aims to provide national and international perspectives for students. One of the distinctive features of this programme is that this programme is based on practical experiences of early years work. Students will be given opportunities to apply theories into practice at their placement and expand their theoretical and practice knowledge. Also this programme provides students with the opportunity to explore their own topic of interest and will be encouraged to explore and research their chosen topic independently. This exercise will help students to be academically inquisitive, independent and confident in their chosen area. Additionally, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore complexity of early years practice and critically analyse various issues such as political influences, historical perspectives as well as cultural influences of early years’ practices.

The programme and module outcomes have also been mapped to the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the CWDC. In order to enable students to continue to develop reflective practice there is a requirement for students to complete a minimum of 72 hours in practice alongside the completion of the Leadership Practice module (semester 2). The placement hours requirement promotes the development of contextualised learning throughout level 6. Students will be expected to submit a signed log of hours in order to pass the Empowering future development in early years module. Students also have an option of carrying out a dissertation project or Action Research Project in SEND area.

Modules

Children’s rights and safeguarding (mandatory pass) (20 Credits)
Children’s learning, voice and pedagogy (20 Credits)
Children and Families (20 Credits)
Empowering future development in Early Years (20 Credits)
Dissertation or SEND Action Research (40 credits)

Assessment methods

Individual presentation, Video Essay, Essay, Report, Joint observation at the placement, Primary research, Action Research, Portfolio

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
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England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

HE Education and Social Sciences

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