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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up)

Level: 6
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Awarded by: University of Hull
2020-21 Fees: £7320 (full-time); £3660 (part-time)

About this course

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up) degree enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years/Early Childhood Studies, teaching and learning and other equivalent foundation degrees in early childhood studies to enter the course directly at BA stage.

What will I study?

During your course, you will be taught by experts in the field of early childhood studies, using various teaching methods and interactive technology to promote learning, including group activities, class debates and discussion, lectures and seminar sessions, as well as independent learning and study expectations. You will receive regular feedback and personal tutorial support throughout the course to develop both your academic and professional skills.

  1. Creativity in Early Childhood Education and Care, this module will allow you to explore the cognitive and cultural implications of creative teaching and learning, including the theories, principles, beliefs and pedagogical practices that have influenced current practice
  2. Professional Practice – Working with 0 – 8’s, the module requires you to work alongside professional practitioners in early years settings, further developing your knowledge, skills and competence in working with babies, toddlers young children, families and other professionals.
  3. Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education and Care, this module will provide you with the opportunity to gain a practical and critical understanding of the current issues facing leaders and managers within Early Childhood settings in England, with a particular focus on the management of change and multi-agency and multi-professional (integrated) partnership-working.
  4. International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care, this module presents you with a range of contemporary early year’s aspects of provision, care and education and will raise your awareness of current international trends, particularly economic and political, and how they impact on children and families. You will be encouraged to have a creative, analytical and inquiring attitude in order to debate and critically consider the future of early childhood provision.
  5. Dissertation, the module enables you to be autonomous learners and will deepen your learning and investigative skills in early years’ professionals. You will be introduced to a range of research practices within the field of Educational Research.

*Please note that units may be subject to change from year to year, due to curriculum updating/sector changes/changes in delivery staff specialisms or awarding body requirements. See Course Terms and Conditions for more details.

Facilities and Equipment

Selby College has a dedicated HE room, extensive IT facilities and a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre with relevant texts, journals and e-resources which can be accessed on site and remotely.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Level 5 foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies or equivalent.

Grade C/ 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths

Working or volunteering (placement) in the Early Years setting;

You must be over 18 years of age and should be employed within the sector, either paid or unpaid, for a minimum of 180 hours over the duration of the course.

You will also need a work based mentor (You will also receive workplace visits from your tutors)

Successful completion of DBS

How can I find out more?

Tuition fee loans are available from the Student Loan Company for most students - see www.direct.gov.uk for more details.

For more information about the course, Higher Education fees/funding and the application process, please contact Selby College Higher Education Office on 01757 211114 or email highereducation@selby.ac.uk.

Level: 6
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Awarded by: University of Hull
2020-21 Fees: £7320 (full-time); £3660 (part-time)

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