Early Years Education BA (Hons)
Early Years Education BA (Hons)
Early Years Education BA (Hons)
Early Years Education BA (Hons)

Develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support your career in the early years education and care sector.

With successive governments attempting to improve standards in the early years sector, a degree is increasingly being seen as desirable by employers in childhood settings, especially for those who aspire to managerial roles.

This programme has been developed to promote best practice through the teaching of key theories in early years, such as child development, the status of children in society and the voice of the child. The work- based elements of the course enable you to reflect on experiences within an Early Years workplace to enable you to link theory and policy with practice.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake significant and independent research projects on areas of interest linked to your professional practice which will support your developing career.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (1 full day per week compulsory, plus additional flexible attendance/Early Years Workplace)
Part time: 4 years
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Winter Gardens
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: BEYS
Campus: WG
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part time: £6,675 per year


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This degree will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to become an effective practitioner working with young children in a range of settings for the 0 – 8 age range.

The BA (Hons) Early Years is aligned to professional standards, such as Early Years Educator (EYE), and the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN) Graduate Competencies; these are nationally recognised and endorsed by the sector.

Through innovative and flexible approaches to teaching and learning the programme offers you a balance of theoretical perspectives which will enable practical application in early childhood settings. You will consider the voice of the child and how to support children’s wellbeing to develop resilience and agency within their lives. The modules within this programme will enable you to develop your critical understanding of key themes within early years education and care, including play and pedagogy, professional practice, child development and socio-cultural perspectives.

This programme also offers support for your academic, personal and career development, working closely with professionals, employers and placement providers. It is envisaged that graduates from this programme could apply for postgraduate courses including teacher training or masters programmes, as well as positions within education or social service settings.

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Supplement your existing experience in early years and childcare with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to take your career to the next level.

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Susie Score
Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

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Lauren Pring
Lecturer - Early Years

Lauren teaches on UCW’s Early Years and Early Childhood Studies degree pathways. She graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and is currently studying towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Lauren has also worked as a Lead Childminding Practitioner and mentored students and Lecturers working with a Local Authority. Her areas of academic interest include outdoor learning and the development of reflective practices.
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    Meet our team

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    Susie Score
    Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

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    Lauren Pring
    Lecturer - Early Years

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      Susie Score
      Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

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      Student - Lauren Prings image
      Lauren Pring
      Lecturer - Early Years

      Lauren teaches on UCW’s Early Years and Early Childhood Studies degree pathways. She graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and is currently studying towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Lauren has also worked as a Lead Childminding Practitioner and mentored students and Lecturers working with a Local Authority. Her areas of academic interest include outdoor learning and the development of reflective practices.
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        Develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support your career in the early years education and care sector.

        With successive governments attempting to improve standards in the early years sector, a degree is increasingly being seen as desirable by employers in childhood settings, especially for those who aspire to managerial roles.

        This programme has been developed to promote best practice through the teaching of key theories in early years, such as child development, the status of children in society and the voice of the child. The work- based elements of the course enable you to reflect on experiences within an Early Years workplace to enable you to link theory and policy with practice.

        You will also have the opportunity to undertake significant and independent research projects on areas of interest linked to your professional practice which will support your developing career.

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