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University of Bolton

Early Years and Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X320

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

Entry requirements


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Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English. To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

Do you want a rewarding career working with younger children? Our Early Years & Childhood Studies degree aims to develop your understanding of the theory and practice of early years’ work, giving you the opportunity to develop the skills you need to be successful in this expanding sector.

At the University of Bolton, we believe that making the link between your course content and real life situations is crucial to your understanding of early childhood studies. Our BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies degree is a great qualification if you are looking for a career working with pre-primary school children and need to develop the necessary work experience, or if you are already working in the early years’ sector and would like the chance to obtain a formal qualification to support your career development.

Using their wealth of experience from a wide range of settings, our highly-qualified professional tutors will guide you through the theories and research that underpin early years practice and legislation. The work-based element of the course will then help bring your learning to life and give you experience using your new knowledge and skills in the workplace.

In some modules, you may be taught alongside professionals who work in related services and professions. Such connections help promote the multi-agency team approach that is such an important part of the early years childhood agenda. Overall, our supportive team will guide and encourage you, helping you to develop into a confident, capable early years professional.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Department:

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