What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Accepted at MM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers46%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Our Early Childhood Studies degree is ideal if you’re looking to work with children and babies from birth to the age of eight. You will gain a broad understanding of the professional issues that underpin the care and education of young children as well as increasing your understanding and awareness of the rapidly evolving nature of early years provision around the world. You will cover children’s development and learning in the context of the family and the community, as well as wider national and international settings. Spending time on placements and in fieldwork will allow you to put your academic learning into practice giving you real, practical knowledge that will be invaluable in your future career. You will also have an opportunity to visit or study in a European country. You will benefit from specialist sessions with professionals in the fields of special educational needs, social work, cultural diversity and creative and therapeutic approaches. This degree is excellent preparation for any leadership role in an Early Years setting. It is also a strong foundation for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Early Years Teacher Status (0-5) or the School Direct route into teaching. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
**STAGE 1:** • Studying Child Development in the Early Years (compulsory) • The Child, Children’s Services and the Law (compulsory) • Children’s Health and Well-Being (compulsory) • Personal, Academic and Professional Development (compulsory) • Work Based Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care (compulsory) **STAGE 2:** • Children and Society part one: SEN and Inclusion (compulsory) • Safeguarding and Looked After Children (compulsory) • Children and their Learning, 0-8 (compulsory) • Personal, Academic and Professional Development 2 (compulsory) • Creative and Therapeutic Approaches in Children’s Services (compulsory) • Children and Society part two: Diversity (compulsory) **STAGE 3:** • Leadership, Management and Support in Children’s Services (compulsory) • Research and Inquiry in Professional Contexts (compulsory) • Children’s Services Dissertation (compulsory) • Specialist Option: Education (designated) • Specialist Option: Health and Social Care (designated) • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care (designated) Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
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