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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
On successful completion of the degree, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to start a career in their chosen vocation. Some of the jobs successful students have entered after graduating include: Social Worker, Primary School Teacher, Family Support Worker and Learning Mentor.
If students want to progress further in their studies they can go on to study a master’s in early childhood education at university.
To apply for this course please follow this link.