BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top Up
About This Course
This programme is designed to provide a comprehensive course that helps you to critically analyse various aspects of children’s life. BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top Up) is designed to provide a comprehensive course that helps students to critically analyse various aspects of children’s life such as sociological factors, legislative changes and educational influences on children’s development, focusing on the age between 0-8 years old. This course also incorporates professional practice hours (200 hours) which is one of the distinctive features of this programme; within these professional practice hours, you will be given the opportunity to apply theory to practice and expand your theoretical and practice knowledge. This programme also invites students to explore their own specialist topic in the field of Early Childhood Studies, and they will be encouraged to explore and research their chosen topic independently within their dissertation module.
The programme is recognised by the Department for Education as full and relevant for early years practice.
The successful candidate must have at least 240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points, gained through study at Level 4 and 5 in a relevant field such as children, young people, and families – the average grade achieved at Level 5 must be fifty percent or above. The students need to provide a confirmation email or letter from the placement regarding being able to support students during Level 6 before their enrolment.
- Children’s Rights, Parent’s Rights and Safeguarding
- Children’s Learning, Voice and Pedagogy
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Profession
- Action Research
- Individual Presentations
- Video Essay
- Joint Observation at Placement
- Primary Research
Whilst there are currently no opportunities for postgraduate study within the subject area at Grimsby other providers offer PGCE in primary or MA in Education. There are opportunities to complete post graduate study in teaching in the post compulsory sector at Grimsby.•Schools, •Family Hubs/Children’s Centres, •Family support service, •Nursery•Pre-school setting•Special Schools•NHS•Social Work