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Sheffield Hallam University

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X310

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

Entry requirements


Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4. All equivalencies are accepted for Maths and English.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Early childhood studies

**Course summary**
• Explore the varied approaches to early childhood education, including issues related to child development, inclusion, the health and culture of children under eight years, and safeguarding.
• Consider the significance and impact of children's friendships, forest schools, participation, gender and identity, inclusive practice, working with families, and young children's wellbeing.
• Look at the importance of play in children's lives and development.
• Study a course with exceptional graduate recruitment rates — 100% of our previous students are now in employment or further study.

**How you Learn**
You can follow your own particular interests in early childhood such as understanding looked-after children, alternative environments for play and learning, being creative, and therapeutic approaches to working with children and young people.
Your studies are led by a team of lecturers with extensive and varied professional experience in key services for children and families. Their backgrounds include social work, health visiting, teaching, social care and psychology. They are all involved in research, writing books and leading early years practice.

**You will learn through**
• self-managed learning
• group work learning
• lectures
• seminars
• workshops
• work based learning tasks and reflections

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**
Work based learning is integrated throughout the course. You can gain experience in a range of settings such as as schools, pre-schools, forest schools, child minders and outreach hubs.

You could also apply to take an international placement, working abroad with one of our partner institutions. We currently have arrangements with universities in Germany and Spain.

Modules

Modules cover subjects such as • understanding children's development • understanding children's play • health • child protection and safeguarding • understanding children's family contexts • listening to children and understanding participation • leadership in early years services • research project.

We also aim to provide various options to enable you to follow your interests in particular areas. These are flexible each year to reflect the changing landscape of early childhood and your needs as a student.

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Reports
• Essays
• Papers
• Timed assessments
• Book reports
• Self-evaluations
• Individual and Group
presentations
• Work-based Portfolios
• Logs
• Reflective diaries

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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£24,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Welfare professionals
20%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
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