Early Childhood Studies (with Foundation Study)UCAS Code: X311
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% applicants receiving offers33%
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- 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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The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance, no matter what their educational background. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for the BA Early Childhood Studies, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA Early Childhood Studies programme which includes the Foundation Study Framework that will help you develop the subject knowledge and academic skills you need in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Study Framework provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills used by professionals working in the area of Early Childhood Studies. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist Early Childhood Studies modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). The fee for the Foundation Study Framework is £6300; thereafter standard fees apply. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the 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.
**FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK:** You will study two x 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study Framework. These are: • Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study. • Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study. These modules are delivered concurrently with one 40 credit Level 4 module from your programme: • Studying Child Development in the Early Years. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of BA Early Childhood Studies, in which you will receive further support through: • Subject Studies 2: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT/ literacy/numeracy skill sets required by the programme. In the remainder of Stage One, you will take one further 40 credit Level 4 module and two 20 credit level 4 modules from the BA Early Childhood Studies. **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 (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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