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FREE Level 4/5 Short Courses Now Available

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We are very pleased to announce that we have launched five brand new FREE short courses for individuals in employment! These fantastic short courses give you a taste of what a full degree is like for those that are unsure if higher education is for them – they can also be used as part of your continued professional development.   These …

Greg Bottrill Examines Play in Education at Fantastic Guest Lecture

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Educators and employers in the education industry enjoyed a fascinating lecture from acclaimed author Greg Bottrill. As a former early years lead and assistant headteacher, Greg has many years of experience in the early years sector. Attendees were gripped as the significance of play-based learning and the pivotal role it plays in a child’s cognitive and emotional development was spoken …

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UCW SEND & Inclusive Practice Short Courses

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Interested in expanding your professional development with SEND (Special educational needs and disability) and Inclusive Practice?   Or perhaps you would like a taster of studying a full degree?  At University Centre Weston, we have developed a series of short courses to give you insight into what a full degree is like, perfect for those who are not too sure if …

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Education & Early Years Students Visit London

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On Wednesday the 1st of March, eleven Education and Early Years degree students from UCW travelled up to London for a few days of sight-seeing, educational visits and a West End production of Matilda.   Susie, Early Years Curriculum Coordinator, gave us the low down:  Staying at the ‘Wombat’s Hostel’ on Dock Street gave us a perfect location for getting …

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Guest Lecturer, Dr Helen Bradford, Inspires Early Years Students

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Last week our BA (Hons) Early Years Education students got the opportunity to listen to an amazing talk from industry-professional guest lecturer, Dr Helen Bradford. Dr Helen Bradford is an independent early years consultant. According to the British Association for Early Childhood Education, “she has garnered extensive experience through her roles as an early years teacher, early years teacher trainer, …

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Early Years Education BA (Hons)

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Early Years Education BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyEarly Years Education BA (Hons)Title goes hereEarly Years Education BA (Hons) Title goes hereEarly Years Education BA (Hons) Early Years Education BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyOverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersApplyIt’s still not too late to join us this year!Need Help Applying?Apply today and join us in 2022Find out how …

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SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)

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SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplySEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)Title goes hereSEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons) Title goes hereSEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons) SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyOverviewCourse DetailMeet the TeamPartnersApplyIt’s still not too late to join us this year!Need Help Applying?Apply today and join us …

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Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)

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Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyEducation, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)Title goes hereEducation, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons) Title goes hereEducation, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons) Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyOverviewCourse DetailMeet the TeamPartnersApplyIt’s still not too late to join us this year!Need Help Applying?Apply today and join us …

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Early Years Education Degree at UCW: Leanne Tells All

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Now is an exceptional time to get your Early Years Education degree. With successive Governments attempting to improve standards in the Early Years sector, as well as huge demands for new teachers and school/nursery staff, it’s a perfect time to begin your career in this industry!   At UCW we offer both BA (Hons) Early Years Education and BA (Hons) …

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Catching Up With Inclusive Practice Learner, Louise: “My course has highlighted the importance of being inclusive, especially within an educational setting”

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Here at UCW, we deeply understand the importance and significance of inclusivity as a fundamental practice in everything we do.   So much so that we offer a degree programme in BA (Hons) SEND and Inclusive Practice as well as several short courses to let you upskill and give you a taste of what a full degree is like.  This full-time …

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How to Apply Through Clearing 2022 – UCAS Clearing FAQs

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

With the summer holidays well underway, students with offers from universities are eagerly awaiting those all important college exam results.  The question we always get over the summer break though is… “Is it too late to apply”?! To that we say: Not at all! We can consider applications throughout the summer for most of our courses through the process called …

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“The quality of the teaching was paramount” – Early Years Alumni Josh Shares Journey Since Graduation

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Hearing from our graduates and learning about their exciting journeys never fails to make us smile here at UCW! We recently caught up with Early Years and Education alumni Josh Shapland. Since graduating in 2018, started working as a Senior Education Worker for IntoUniversity. Centred around increasing education opportunities, IntoUniversity centres offer a welcoming home-from-home for young people: a safe space …

To University and Beyond! – Familiar Faces Pass on Experiences to Sixth Form Students

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This week welcomed some familiar faces back to UCW!  We love speaking with past students. Hearing about their amazing achievements and progression since graduating really brings home the amazing successes higher education enables. UCW alumni Mari Kerrigan, Dan Swan, Jack Kimmins and Josh Shapland visited The Winter Gardens Campus to pass on their words of wisdom to Weston College Sixth …

Early Years Author and Consultant Tamsin Grimmer Visits UCW!

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Students studying our Early Years, BA (Hons) degree were treated to a guest lecturer from author and Early Years consultant Tamsin Grimmer. Having worked as a teacher, EYFS adviser, Area SENCo, Childminder, Assessor and mentor for EYPS/EYTs Tamsin is now a self-employed Early Years consultant. Her evident wealth of knowledge is demonstrated further in her four published books with a …

Pandemic praise for early years practitioners

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Early Years and Early Childhood Studies degree students and graduates from University Centre Weston (UCW) have been praised for contributing to the country’s response to the Covid-19 crisis by caring for the children of other key workers. Many of the students have continued to work in nurseries, preschools and schools and as childminders throughout lockdown, looking after and educating the …