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University of West London

Early Years Education with Foundation

UCAS Code: X301

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Education studies

Are you interested in working with children from birth to 7 years? With a degree in Early Years Education you will gain knowledge in child development, safeguarding, the importance of play, observation and assessment of learning in early years settings, children’s rights, and working with families and communities to help children flourish and reach their full potential.

You will explore the latest theory and analysis surrounding childhood and the influence that culture, play and legal issues have on childhood education today. You will learn about child development, learning theories, and policy relevant to early years; all in the context of professional practice in today’s multicultural society. You will study a diverse range of modules, from inclusion and equality, including family rights and safeguarding, to the rights of children, leadership and management, special educational needs, and working in multicultural settings. You will gain a thorough understanding of all factors affecting the field, helping you identify the areas you could specialise in.

You will also practise research methods to equip you with the skills to investigate the issues and concerns for professionals in Early Years education. Work experience is integrated into the course, giving you crucial hands-on experience and extending your knowledge of the field. This will enhance your employability after graduating.

This is a flexible degree with many transferable skills, but some of the most popular careers for this type of degree include:
• employment in early years settings
• youth or community education
• social work
• charity and third sector employment
• higher or further education in student-facing, or administrative services
• educational planning or policy

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

West London

Department:

School of Human and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What are graduates doing after six months?

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18%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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