Early Childhood Education BA (Hons)

This course will give you in-depth knowledge of Early (0-8), and children’s development in learning and thinking – taking a holistic approach to child needs.

You will explore early years curricula, inclusion and special educational needs and disability, early representations of literacy and numeracy, leadership and management in the early years and reflect upon the role of adults in a child’s education and care. You will undertake a number of placements in early childhood settings to embed your learning and increase your employability options after the degree. This will fully prepare you for a diverse range of professions in the Early Years, and for further, possibly postgraduate, study or teacher training.

You will explore your individual interests through guided study and independent primary research in settings across the three years. You are encouraged to take up voluntary positions in a range of contexts and reflect upon your experiences gained there to develop your professional and scholarly identify in your academic work.

BA (Hons) Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
X311 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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